"Beware: for I am fearless, and therefore powerful." - Mary Shelley
This page is a kind of repository of some of my artwork. I mostly work in art journals, but I also make pieces for my walls and sometimes as gifts. My focus is on mixed media and assemblage, with my preferred media being pencil, watercolor, acrylic, watercolor pencils, chalk pastels, oil pastels, caran d'ache*, conte' pencils, and found materials.
*Meaning: the Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels made by Caran d'Ache. Typing "Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels" every time is a PITA, and since I also use two other kinds of pastels, it's easier to call them caran d'ache.
I take pictures of most of my work, including of the process to the finished piece. These pics are not nicely-lit, professionally-shot portfolio-quality photos. Just me and my cameraphone and the unreliable lighting of my workspace. All of my pics are in Google Photos/Albums since they automatically upload there from my phone and it's just easier to deal with them there rather than reposting them here, so the photos below link to that piece's Google Album.
If you're not familiar with Google Photos, it works like most slideshow programs. Some of the albums are just a single photo of the finished piece (I forgot to take process pics) with some kind of comment from me about it, but others will be a series of the piece as it evolves, with commentary throughout (what I did, media I used, etc.). If my commentary doesn't appear when you click on a picture in an album, there should be a little white circle with an "i" in the upper right-hand corner...
...click it, and it'll open up a sidebar next to the photo so you can see all my wordy wordiness. You also have the option to comment on the photos if you want.
The various pieces shown here aren't my entire portfolio, just a selection of things from the last few years that I'll try to keep adding to as I have time and think of it. If you're interested in knowing more about something I did (technique, material, etc.) or have questions, leave me a comment there or drop me a line here.