I am self-taught and find a lot of freedom in allowing myself to explore and find my own way. However, like the female painter in Virginia Woolf’s “To the Lighthouse”, I am terrified of the blank canvas. “Where to begin?— that was the question at what point to make the first mark? One line placed on the canvas committed her to innumerable risks, to frequent and irrevocable decisions.”
So I like to incorporate mixed media, to give myself a starting point. You will often find collage elements in my pieces and I also love working on and with found objects.
Over the years I have explored various media, starting with photography, then oil painting, collage and currently mixed media encaustic.