I always loved the hands-on quality of black and white darkroom printing and the coloring of my photographs with Marshall’s Oils. I missed that sitting at the computer and missed getting my hands dirty with paint. Then I discovered the beautiful art papers available for printing and I knew this would be for me. All the images in this portfolio were created with a blend of inkjet printing and artist materials. I create custom surfaces with gels, grounds, metallic paints, and printmaking techniques, and either overprint or transfer images. I love that this makes each piece one-of-a-kind. The challenge for me is to discover the best way to present each piece and not have technique overshadow the image.