Since my beginning
of time, I've had a love for painting, drawing and creating things
of all sorts. My world consists of shapes and symbols blown with
color that don't always make sense. I take what I see and paint,
layer, rearrange until it's a story that resonates with me. I love
collage and the permission it gives me to not take myself so seriously.
When painter's block strikes, I enjoy pushing the wall away by doing
a 'paint by numbers' or, changing reproductions of paintings from
thrift stores. Painting a bit on the reproduction and adding a figure
or two to change the scene intended by the original artist, I find
I lighten up. This time however, I couldn't stop. Like a true Oregonian,
I forged my way through, reclaiming the surface with paint and whatever
I could find leaving only a hint of the original painting. Maybe
I'm tired of our political landscape
maybe its time for more
fart jokes. Whatever it is, I'm pretty happy to be creating.