I'm a Seattle artist fascinated by the way that light describes form.

I work from direct observation to represent the vitality of everyday life in oil, charcoal, watercolor and ink.

Media

No, not the press kind of media. What kind of surfaces do I use? Here's a list with descriptions:

Oil on canvas

This is traditional oil painting where a canvas is stretched over a frame, then primed, then painted on with oil-based pigments.

Oil on canvas on panel

In this method a section of canvas is primed and/or glued down to a sturdy piece of wood and then painted on with oil-based pigments.

Oil on panel

In this method a flat piece of wood is primed and painted with oil-based pigments.

Oil on paper

This method involves sealing the paper with a mixture of shellac and denatured alcohol in preparation for painting.

Watercolor

Nothing fancy here; just the application of water-based paints to a thick hot- or cold-pressed piece of watercolor paper.

Ink wash

Similar to watercolor, in this method the artist mixes water with ink in various degrees to achieve different tones.

Sizes

Sizes listed for artworks on this website are approximate.