Karen's Artist Statement:

It could be the uniform of a sports team, the
grain of a wood floor, sunlight shining on a
piece of metal, or even a paint swatch. While
trying not to limit myself to one medium, these
are the things that inspire me to make art.

For the metal pieces I use various items and techniques to apply paint onto sheets of aluminum from an auto body shop. My favorite utensil is a metal whisk because it can give me thick bold lines with smaller looser lines at the same time. I also like to block out areas with circles and holes when I use a splatter effect. I keep the amount of paint and selection of colors to a minimum to allow the background aluminum to reflect and shine. Depending on one's position and the lighting, the pieces  seem to change and vary in appearance . I focus on the lines and shapes to try and keep the composition balanced. Sometimes, I like to sand around the perimeter to give the piece more depth and a frame effect.

 

Cindy's Artist Statement:

I delight in the experience of uncovering hidden treasure.  This is what inspires me to create art. By experimenting with photography and digital painting, I am free to discover, transform or enhance what may be hidden and allow it to come into visual existence. If you also share a passion for exploration and discovery, it is my hope that you will find enjoyment and perhaps a bit of intrigue while traversing through samples of my work.