I’ve also combined my love of collage and mixed media to add a story, point of view and/or further info to the piece. I research my subjects extensively and print out articles, photos and all types of reference that will help convey my message.
I collect, search, buy and find anything that I feel might someday be important in a final piece of art. I have boxes and tool chests full of trinkets, paper, beads, buttons, you name it. I use glazes to bring the colors out even more and seal the mixed media bits. Finally I go back and add highlights and other colors in the background to draw attention to the main subject.
I still do black and white pieces, but now my studio work is exclusively ComicPop pieces, and most of the time I have multiple canvases I’m working on at the same time. I keep researching, experimenting and trying new techniques to push my work into new areas and create art that is satisfying to me.