Texture is created in a variety of ways—in the actual image file with digital manipulation—in the surface that is prepared for the print—on the surface with embellishment once the print is create—in the final assemblage and/or collage—creating layers in the digital image and the surface of a piece… This list could go on and on. Creating texture is the most exciting part of my work. With my images posted here I will give you tips on how to add textures to your own artwork.
There is no end to the apps available for iPhone image manipulation. The photographs have been taken on my iPhone, but are manipulated on my iPad. The iPhone screen is not as large as the iPad and some of the app versions are better for the iPad. Regardless where you manipulate you images phone or tablet there are how to’s and visuals to inspire you to using your phone for image creation.
Listed, described and available here is a collection of my PDF, print and ebooks. Any PDF versions are available (after purchase) for immediate download. Any print books can be ordered here.
There are currently some interactive appbooks in the works. This is the place to find out information on all my publications.
Digital Prints on Alternative Surfaces
Just about any surface that glides into your direct pass through printer is a candidate for me to print. There are precoats to use and ways to prepare and print your constructed surface and that is my specialty. Here you will see available alternative surface prints on substrates such as—recycled beverage cans, metals, fabric, hand made amate paper, silk and more.
The background for my career as an artist started with fabric. This led me to carry the art from using fabric as a medium to creating and altering that medium, to digital printing on various surfaces, then to photography, altering these photographic images, and finally to using different print media (as altered) for my constructions.
On this journey, my passion for and experience at expanding the digital printed surface has become a central force in my art. For more than 15 years I have been studying, creating and making art with these digital processes which now incorporate elements of photography, image processing software and a myriad of printing devices and print media. Unusual alternative type of materials, many of them manipulated and recovered from found objects (such as soda cans, plastic, constructed fiber and materials) are used. I have developed the skill of using digital printers or for all types in the most unusual and creative ways.
I invite you to view my current artwork.