What does mixed media mean to you?
I personally feel that mixed media gives you a creative license to play. It is chance to learn new techniques and try new products. It’s the freedom to make mistakes, learn what works for you and what doesn’t and grow as an artist. Mixed media allows you to challenge yourself, think outside your comfort zone and… get messy — that’s the best part!!
How long have you been a mixed media artist?
On some level I have been interested in mixed media since I was a child. When I was young I remember spending hours on decoupage projects. As an adult I have been a mixed media artist for 2-3 years.
How has art impacted or enhanced your life?
Art is a great outlet for me and provides a much needed creative break from the everyday routine. I look forward to hanging out in my studio and experimenting with color combinations of paint and mixed media products. I have met many wonderful people through teaching and taking mixed media classes.
What are a few of the mixed media supplies you find yourself turning to the most
I love working on canvases with a wide variety of products. My go to products are modeling paste through stencils, stamps, gesso and acrylic paints. I prefer acrylics because they can be manipulated with water are quite forgiving.
Who are some of your favorite mixed media artists?
So many artists inspired me! A few of my favorites are Dina Wakley – her style is carefree, expressive and just plain fun! I am also inspired by Kelly Rae Roberts. She has a whimsical and yet soulful spirit that is truly reflected in her art.
Tell us about your creative process.
I usually have some idea of what I want to create. I start with a neutral background and build upon that layer by layer. The process often changes as I go along and truthfully I’m never sure of the outcome until it’s done! To me, that’s the beauty of Mixed Media.
What makes your mixed-media art unique
What makes my art unique is the way I mix and apply products. I use a combination of old and new supplies and build up my project layer by layer. I’m done when the end result makes me happy.
Where can we find you?
|I have always loved art and photography. In 2006 I discovered Scrapbooking and loved how it showcased my photos. A few years ago I found myself drawn to Mixed Media Art. I took a few classes, practiced on my own – a lot, and was hooked!!|