Colour Theory

A collage artist plays with color in a different way than a painter. There is no mixing of red and yellow to create orange; I must find orange in vintage source materials. This piece reflects the colors available in collage and mixed media, while capturing color swatches beneath the surface of encaustic wax. Painting tips fill the base, while collage scraps take center stage on a wood palette.

12″Hx12″Wx2″D

 

origin uncertain

This encaustic collage/assemblage is called “origin uncertain” from a dictionary description that appears on its lower edge. The concept for this piece was to create a depiction of a file cabinet full of memories: sights, smells, textures, and fleeting visuals. From the child’s photo, to the wire-wrapped flower, to the disintegrating book spine, the memories are tucked tightly into a box.

12″Hx4″Wx3″D

 

Fish-Tac-Toe

Mixed media collage on 24″x24″ gallery-depth wrapped canvas.

A playful mixed media collage, featuring abstract shapes and fish heads… This simple grid composition gives the illusion that the fish are hiding out in the various shapes across the canvas.

 

Go Fish!

Mixed media collage on 10″x10″ cradled wood panel. The background is handpainted vintage papers. Gesso suggests the outline of this angelfish silhouette. You can’t live on the Coast without some birds and fishes creeping into your work, so here’s another fish for your enjoyment!

 

Fish Tales #2

Fish Tales #2 – Millie from Milwaukee (part of a series)

Meet Millie, the hostess with the mostest. She knows that Schlitz is the beer that made Milwaukee famous, but her cheese puffs are the hors d’oeuvres that made her cul-de-sac notorious! The secret is a dash of….oh, you thought I was going to share Millie’s recipe? Not on your life! She might tell you, but she’s enjoying her fish tail a bit too much at the cocktail parties.

Fish Tales #1

Fish Tales #1 – Delores from Des Moines (first in a series)

Meet Delores, a fabulous 50’s housewife, living the dream with her matching appliances and wall-to-wall kitchen carpeting. At a recent cocktail party, Delores retreated to the kitchen to refresh the pimento dip pinwheels, and nearly knocked over the cheese ball with her new tail! What’s a gal to do, but continue the party conversation, as a mermaid, and keep refilling the Manhattans?

*SOLD*

Bigger Fish to Fry

Mixed media collage on 12″x12″ Masonite panel with wood frame. The background is handpainted vintage papers. Gesso suggests the outline of this angelfish silhouette. You can’t live on the Coast without some birds and fishes creeping into your work, so here’s a fish for your enjoyment!

*SOLD*

A Most Peculiar Bird

Mixed media collage on 4″x6″ cardboard.

This sweet little birdie is a combination of vintage pages and handpainted papers. A simple color palette and some shadowing and mark-making complete this cute little creature!

This image is now available on some of my products at Redbubble – check it out here. (I have this sleeveless top and I love it!)