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We take pride in being part of the art community, encouraging and supporting local artists. We rotate artists on or about the first of each month.
As an artist, I consider my primary task to be to observe and pay attention. The camera is my tool and my intersection with the world. I make photographs using the tri-color method, which reveals aspects of time, light and radiation that we fail to perceive in our day to day experience.
Tri-color is the original way to make a color picture. Three exposures are made onto black and white film through a red, green and finally a blue filter. These three negatives are then assembled together to create a color picture. RGB! It is the truest way to represent the world in color - recording light wavelengths like our own eyes receive them.
The mystery of geological formations inspires me.
The elaborate shapes that exist in them suggest a history of
dramatic transformation. I’m fascinated by the stories
behind these amazing monuments. All works are done in watercolor,
gouache, ink and pencil on paper.
Many of my current paintings are inspired by vintage photographs, which I re-imagine in spontaneous color. Like Dorothy landing in Oz, the results can be surprising, wonderful, and/or a bit sinister. The laughing monk and Buddha pieces are from wood carvings, as is the Quan Yin/water spirit.