I have always drawn and valued its foundation in my art. I learned to paint, but it was not enough; I wanted something more tactile. Discovering collage was the perfect union of both.
I begin by creating collage paper with layers of paint and mixed media. The resulting paper is torn and then integrated into my work. I layer the paper while continuing to draw and paint the image. These layers create the dimension, depth, texture and shape my voice is reaching for.
To put it more simply: Draw. Paint. Tear. Repeat.