Distant Shore (Study)
24x30 mixed media on panel
"My painted work is based on the use of mixed media (acrylic, oil, powdered pigments, charcoal, chalk pastel, oil pastel) applied in an expressionistic and fragmented fashion, aka “disrupted realism”. While this approach lets me explore my emotional response to my subjects, it also requires an intense and wordless conversation. Because each piece is a mini-adventure, my failure rate can be frustrating at times…but the successes are worth it"