Mixed Media Artist
Mixed Media Collage using Photography
Two years ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson‚Äôs disease, a neurological disease which affects your ability to balance and move.. Although I had been painting and drawing before that day, the diagnosis for me was life-changing. It made me realize that I had only so much time left in which to do the things that mattered‚Ä¶and one of those was art. I also realized that anything that used the creative side of my brain, would help me fight the disease.
Over the years I have studied under several Portland area artists
Jude Seigel who teaches ‚ÄúNature Journaling/Watercolor‚Äù
Jane Gallen Lipton who teaches ‚ÄúDrawing‚Äù,
Kaye Synoground who teaches ‚ÄúColored Pencil Drawing‚Äù
Sharon Geraci who teaches ‚ÄúCollage‚Äù.
I also recently took up photography, and over the last two years have perfected my skills at photography, especially with birds and waterfowl. I belong to Blipfoto where you post a photo a day on the web. This really has pushed me to take daily photographs.
Finally I was ready to put all of these together and start creating collages which include some of my drawings, my watercolors, my photographs and my hand-made papers. My first series of 3 collages included transfers of my bird photos and several included pen and ink drawings as the focal point. I love the collage idea as it enables me to use all the mediums together and to be more creative.
I'm having an opening on May 2, 2013 / First Thursday Portland OR