f r e q u e n t l y a s k e d q u e s t i o n s
What type of paper do you use? I use Canson's Multimedia (18x24in) and Bristol (14x17in) papers. I also use a fantastic, heavy, drawing paper from Blick.
Which type of paint do you use? I use Blick Studio acrylic paints primarily, but also use other brands (Liquitex, Artist's Loft -Studio, and Golden).
How do you apply paint? I used squares of dense foam, brushes, palette knives, and bare hands (my fave!)
How do you frame your work? Typically, my works on paper and canvas are sold unframed; it makes storing my work easier and it makes the shipping cost to the collector far less expensive (with in the US). Also, I think it is better to leave frame/mat selection up to the collector so that the piece will be harmonious in their space.
Do you offer workshops or tutorials? Unfortunately, I don't. But you can check out my process via reels on IG.
Where do you draw your inspiration from? Nature is a huge inspiration, especially following a hike. Attending any live, performing art event is also very inspiring.
Composition, do you plan ahead or is it intuitive? I'd say 98% of the time, my works completely organic and intuitive. There are times when I get a flash of color or a hint composition...but it often changes during the process.
Who are some of your favorite artists? Definitely De Kooning, Mitchell, Deibenkorn, Sargent, Van Gogh, Richter, Twombly, to name a few.
Do you listen to music while painting? When I was in my soft pastel era, I used to listen to both Latin jazz and Latin rap. Now, I listen to music maybe 50% of the time and it is typically jazz, classical or ambient.