Much time and planning goes into creating each copper painting. These pieces are inspired by the natural beauty of the texture and colors found in copper. Copper ages and patinas to various colors, that are also commonly found in natural landscapes. The copper is often given an aging process or manipulated to bring out color. The pieces are analyzed to begin the planning stages of the artwork it calls to be. The metal itself inspires each piece. A surface is then carved to begin weaving and stabilizing the copper. Each brushstroke is intentionally applied to accentuate the shape and color of the copper. The metal surface is used as both a tool of inspiration and obstacle in working the puzzle of creating a finished piece of art.
Deep blues, violets and greens reflect the patina of aged copper woven throughout the canvas. Set in the early morning, this magnificent tree creates a break in the dark background. Dark shadows and bright highlights compliment each other as the winding limbs crawl across the canvas.
Strips of copper and steel are woven throughout the canvas to represent the natural colors found in cattails and water. The use of vivid color in this break is used to represent the life it gives to many creatures. An Amarillo sky sets far above a distant tree line of deep copper, violet and burnt sienna.
Large Pieces of copper are strategically woven throughout the canvas to create this stylized landscape of cattails blowing in the wind. A secret patina is applied to showcase the natural turquoise and greens of the copper, as brushstrokes of orange and red flow from canvas to canvas. Various tones of blue swirl in the background, creating the illusion of blowing winds. The reflection of light bounces from this piece, causing the colors to change with each step of the viewer.
Large pieces of copper are strategically woven throughout the canvas to create this stylized landscape of cattails blowing in the wind. A secret patina is applied to showcase the natural turquoise and greens of the copper, as brushstrokes of orange and red flow from canvas to canvas. Various tones of blue swirl in the background, creating the illusion of blowing winds. The reflection of light bounces from this piece, causing the colors to change with each step of the viewer.
Shadows take center stage in this large piece, set against a cool blue and violet sky of early night fall. Copper is hammered and strategically placed throughout the canvas and positioned against various layers of heavily textured greens and turquoises to showcase the reflection of the metal.
A blue patina surrounds a circle of light in this memory of a heavily shaded cluster of trees. Copper is woven through delicate strips of canvas to outline the silhouette of tree branches in the distance. Rapid brush strokes of colorful lines create movement throughout the sky and foreground.
The natural brilliance of copper is combined with a rush of vivid color in this diptych. Inspired by Picasso's Seated Woman, combinations of red, turquoises, greens and yellow, move throughout the two pieces, joining them as one. This piece represents the beauty in the daily hustle of life.
The natural brilliance of copper is combined with a rush of vivid color in this diptych. Inspired by Picasso's Seated Woman, combinations of reds, turquoises, greens and yellows, move throughout the two pieces, joining them as one. This piece represents the beauty in the daily hustle of life.
Aged copper is woven throughout the canvas and combined with the subtle blues in representation of the natural landscape. Inspired by Mississippi artist, Walter Anderson, this triptych lends an abstract perspective to the many creatures found on Six Mile Lake.
The patina work of the copper gains importance through the various shapes created by weaving through the canvas. A series of three, the shapes bounce from piece to piece, while the reds change to blues, and blues change to greens. The color scheme reflects the natural colors found in copper.
Bright greens and oranges highlight the natural tones of woven copper in this depiction of a very familiar Mississippi Delta scene.
Strips of aged and natural copper represent the worn structure of an old barn against the new greens, turquoises and violets of the fresh grasses and sky. Heavy texture and deep colors are used to illustrate the feel of weathered wood and rusted metal of a structure that has stood in Schlater, MS for decades.
Copper is woven in strips throughout the canvas to add color and texture in this brightly colored depiction of a familiar subject of The Delta. The cool violets and blues of the asphalt contrast with the warm copper leafing found in this piece. Sterling silver is applied along side the faint blues of an afternoon sky.
Copper strips are aged and woven throughout the canvas to create the illusion of bobbing cattails in the wind. Torquoise, aqua, green and yellow are applied with heavy texture in the tall grasses of the commonly found vegetation.
The natural patina of copper is intertwined with the layered reds, oranges, blues and turquoises found in this representation of a commonly found object in The South.
Copper is woven through the canvas to create the organic shapes found in the late afternoon sky, above a mixture of lime greens, blues and coppers of the farm rows below. Light reflects against the metal to illuminate the extraordinary sunset.
Copper is woven throughout the canvas and polished to create a brilliant reflection of light. The lines of olive, camel and terra cotta represent the movement of the grasses found close to any body of water in the South.