Welcome to my mixed media gallery. Click on any image above to view or purchase.
These portraits are intended to recapture the mystique, beauty, and sensuality that once represented the iconic female. By combining portraiture, drawing, and collage, I am able to use three mediums that I have always enjoyed working with. Through the evolution of developing this technique, I've found a way to express myself artistically that is truly my own.
My work is inspired by fantasy, nature, mythology, and historical paintings as well as erotic postcards and classic pin-up poses. I intentionally work small to retain the intimate feeling of the vintage postcards. I have always felt I was born in the wrong time period and I'm very much influenced by the music, art, and fashion of decades past; especially the 1920's-1950's. ; As the work has evolved I have found a way to literally place myself in these bygone eras and fantasy worlds.
I do rely on some modern technology, such as a digital camera and ink jet printer. However, I do all of my layouts, color enhancement, trimming, and assemblage by hand. I use colored inks and pencils, and chalk pastels when I add any color enrichment. I print my images on transparency paper to create an overlay effect.