I use only Target Paper Towels to create my Art, because of its Texture and Strength.
As a native of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. I discovered an early interest in art coupled
with a strong talent for design. Even at a young age. I was always drawing, leading to
developing a special relationship with nature, especially with shapes and designs.
After graduating from high school I was accepted into Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia
Pennsylvania. For four years I expanded and developed my artist talents and skills aspiring to
become an illustrator of children's books and freelance painter.
Through my oil paintings and illustrations, I found I needed and wanted to expand into other
media to express ideas that were beyond the scope of painting - a transition from two to three -
dimensions allowed me to create my concepts more accurately. Experimenting with textures,
media and color, Iwas introduced to the use of paper and starch paper mache.
An extremely versatile medium, consisting of paper, foam core, paints and starch. Using these
items, various textures and dimensions are formed by applying layer over layer onto a
foundation, to create the needed texture. The use of color and everyday objects help create a
realistic quality, making each piece of sculpture a "One of a Kind."
Photographs are taken of actual objects or buildings to start the process of creating the
sculpture. During the creation of each sculpture I distort my work, giving each piece its own
caricature and life - creating a work of art, not reproduction.
Over the years, this medium has become my artist home, allowing me to express my true nature.