My paintings are a combination of watercolor and handmade rice papers which are known as “Washi”, as well as personalized, richly textured papers that I make myself. This combination allows me to express all aspects of my subjects.
I am drawn to bold, dramatic shapes and colors and I love the color intensity that the layering of papers and paint provides. Both the creation as well as the finished piece becomes a tactile experience as well as a visual one. Looking closely at one of my paintings, you’ll find multiple layers of color enhanced by the unique qualities of the washi itself: small pieces of newsprint; gold threads; bits of bark or leaves; various textures that draw you into the image.
All the images on the website are created using this technique. The sizes noted on the images are the actual image sizes of the paintings. If you would like to inquire about any particular piece please don’t hesitate to contact me.