The World Seen (and unseen)

The imagery in my paintings originate from direct observation and recollections from my daily walks. From the familiar neighborhoods surrounding my Richmond studio, Oakland home or the unfamiliar environs of places I have traveled, I am drawn to spaces where the effects of time and attrition have left their mark.
Merging techniques from both drawing and painting, I build layers of diaphanous surfaces suggesting time and place. My primary medium of natural mineral pigments and hide glue is a process oriented technique that serves to deepen my connection to the making of my work. Glazing, masking, erasing, and scraping, I work until memory and process merge.

 

 

 photo by John Janca, www.artbotphotography.com

photo by John Janca, www.artbotphotography.com