If you know me, you know that I have a love for Egypt. I have a love for ancient history and Egypt is, by far, the epitome of all things ancient. As with most of my paintings, they begin with a base, layers and layers of vintage papers. These papers not only add massive texture to the piece, but implant ‘history’, to an otherwise new work of art.
I am a frequent shopper of antique stores and on one of my outings, I came across a massive, vintage book on Egypt. To most, this book would be an awesome display piece on their coffee table but to me…uh, I like to re-purpose things, so I ripped out some pages and embedded them into my new painting…
Egyptian Ruins is available for purchase at my Etsy store.
Title: Love Letters
I’m beginning to think that red is my color of choice! No doubt, my past few paintings have been heavily focused on red. This smaller piece (16″ x 20″) was created using vintage papers and acrylics on gallery canvas. Available for purchase on Etsy.
For this painting I experimented with glass paints. Since this was my first time trying these out, I only used a small amount. The majority of the painting was created using my go to paints – acrylics. Fire Eye measures 30″ x 40″ and is available for purchase at my Etsy Shop.
30×30 Acrylics, ink and paper on gallery canvas.
22×28 painting. Acrylics and vintage paper on gallery canvas.
I always use words/vintage book pages as the foundation of my art – often times, covering up most of the words with paint. To me, life’s message is most present in the abstraction, absence of words. These abstractions are my guide to seeing, understanding and living life. This is my art.