Creating my digital collages
Some of my collages are available on canvas as large as 38"x50" and larger. Orders for custom sizes are welcome.
My collages take hundreds of hours to create and consist of literally thousands of individually manipulated photographs placed one at a time onto my digital canvas. But before I begin the collage, I remove the butterflies, dolphin, fish, or sea shells from their backgrounds so that all I have are the "building blocks" themselves. Here's an example:
After I prepare the photos, I immerse myself in the creative process, which, for me, is essentially "painting" with photos on a blank canvas in Photoshop. Instead of applying paint with brush strokes, however, I resize, color, adjust contrast and brightness, and alter each photo in other ways after I've inserted them into my composition. "Monarch Spring" (shown here) has over 10,000 butterflies that make up the design!
Every piece is signed by me and comes in a variety of sizes on either fine art canvas mounted on wood stretchers or archival museum-quality paper. Those printed on canvas have gallery-wrapped edges and a hanging wire on the back making framing optional.
Important note: colors in actual piece may be slightly
different from what you see on your screen due to
variations in monitors, devices, and browsers.