I believe the enemy of the creative process is limitation. Neither tools nor rules hinder any artist from making what they envision. Art is not restricted by any single genre, medium, school or process. It is an authentic expression of the creative spirit.
Taking cues from pop art, surrealism, and contemporary portraiture, I use traditional painting techniques with digital tools to convey complex ideas and compositions with layered imagery. My subject matter is always connected to my life. Source material includes vintage family pictures, stock photos, to cell phone snapshots. I use a variety of surface design processes applied to linen cotton canvas. The entire surface is enhanced with contour stitching. Finished artwork is hung like a tapestry; floating slightly beyond the wall.