Japanese Sumi Ink on paper "Don't spill" and "stay in the lines" were never my mantra. These works and others are informed by living, working and studying in Kyoto, Japan.
I love to make large acrylic and mixed media paintings on canvas and linen. Here are a few examples of these recent paintings.
I often use Pentel brush pens to draw on paper. This is a series of four drawings of the same model pose.
Museum of Contemporary Native Art (MoCNA) permanent collection intake in Santa Fe, NM. This painting was created during my artist in residency at the Museum from 2013-2014.
For this work I used a copic ink system with compressor and special designed airgun. I spray the ink over handmade stencils to make these images on paper. These are all 30 x 23 inches, mixed media on paper with hand cut stencils, sumi ink, and copic ink.
I created these Japanese sumi Inks on 24 x 30" paper, using an airgun, while in residency in the Museum of Contemporary Art and Culture (MoCNA) in Santa Fe, NM, from 2013-2014.
Hand cut stencils with Sumi and airbrush ink on paper.
I made this series in 2015 with Golden spray-paint on paper, using a broken mirror as stencils, and finished with Sumi ink poured on top.
This series on paper uses hand cut stencils with Japanese inks and Golden spray paints.
Mixed media on paper from 2015.
Small mixed media drawings.
Works informed by the Sendai Japan - Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant melt down in 2011.
Small works of mixed media on paper.
A few photos of the materials I use and my process.
These involve a process of applying a mixed media of Golden spray-paint and acrylic paint on stretched canvas. Experimenting and having fun.