My art is taken from moments of my life – whether I’m playing, or having my socks knocked off by some gorgeous moment – I notice little things, and they move me.
The light on a desert rabbitbrush. Sparkling snow. A thick body of water rolling through a desert canyon. An encounter with friends.
I like the way words mix with images, and often add hidden pieces to my paintings that can be serendipitous to the viewer – saucy words, or quirky pictures – just to keep it fun.
My artistic medium is mixed media on canvas. The process of adhering materials to the canvas distorts whatever I have painted in unexpected ways. I love this out-of-control element.
From here I find what interests me on the canvas and begin to develop the work of art. As with most creative people, this is a dance of becoming completely overtaken by the moment and not thinking. This “flow” is where the magic lies.
With my art I hope to give viewers a gift of one moment of this magic – some inspiration, something funny or moving.
It is these moments of fun, observation, beauty and introspection that make my life amazing.
I have lived in Ridgway, Colorado since 1998. Before that I worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a ranger surveying, wilderness rangering and fighting fire in Alaska, Idaho, Arizona and California.
When I’m not painting, I am raising my 6-year old son and running my graphic design business, Dayzign Graphics, in Ridgway, Colorado.