Size: 60"W x 48"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
ABSTRACT 31 was an amazing piece to work on. It began with a rich under painting of blues, reds, yellow ochre, coral, and greens. I then applied a transparent white wash followed by a gold rubbing. Before beginning the final phase, I sanded to piece to expose some of the underlying color. Phase 2 began with collaging different types of paper to add texture. Layers of greys, and shades of white give depth. I used marble dust to add a lime wash aged appearance to some areas. The work was finished with a bit of pastel and a coat of archival varnish for protection. It has a slightly satin finish. A certificate of authenticity will accompany the work. This work will be a sophisticated focal piece for your home.
I grew up in the San Juan islands of Washington State. Surrounded by a rich art culture, I developed a love for painting. Both self taught and informally educated, I primarily work in acrylic but from time to time you might find a watercolor or mixed medium piece. My works are not currently shown in a brick and mortar gallery, I have preferred to sell pieces through referral. When I discovered the Vango platform, I was thrilled. It seems to be a perfect venue to share my pieces with those looking for an original piece of art to bejewell their home or office. Artworks are like flowers, we should surround ourselves with them as they bring us joy. Bright and abstract makes me the happiest, so I hope that you will find a piece that can bring a smile to your face each time you pass it by. My art now hangs in private collections all over the US in cities such as New York, LA, Washington DC, Boston, Austin, Denver and San Juan Puerto Rico.