I was thrilled to find out last week that my painting “Corazon-My World” has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Hunters Hill Art Prize.
This painting is part of a series of works that use drapery as a subject. Each painting project involves taking a piece of fabric and twisting it, hanging it, sometimes stuffing it with pillows, or using rope to tie it up until it is in a formation that has a physical dimension that pleases me.
Another important aspect is in arranging my studio lights to create dramatic chiaroscuro. I will always make a few quick, loose and gestural charcoal drawings to get to know the potential in the form and to become acquainted with the anthropomorphic and metaphysical personality of my new creation.