BEHIND THE ARTIST
I created my first magazine mosaic in 2002 of an Irish Flower. That sparked in me a new passion and I spent many years creating flowers for friends and family. From there, I experienmented with birds and other natural objects. It wasn't until 2012 that I began experimenting with new subject matters such as portraits and landscapes.
To create a magazine mosaic, I must first riffle through hundreds of magazine pages to find the perfect colors. Once I have, I sketch my scene on canvas and cut up the magazine pages into smaller shapes. Using a paint brush and Mod Podge, I glue the magazine clippings into the desired location. With the exception of a few pieces where I use old photographs, everything on the canvas is created with a magazine page, even my signature.
The completed pieces are best appreciated in person, so come check out where I am displaying at thedowhaus.com.