My process, has become concerned with simplification of shape, and development of texture. I use a variety of media to create a relief image, and then apply acrylic glazes to bring the relief to life. The child of a Scoutmaster, and an organic gardener I was taught early to respect nature, and to act as her steward. As an artist I’m carrying that early training forward. Over the years my art has addressed many environmental issues, but none are dearer to my heart than habitat loss. My current series explore microenvironments, and threatened landscapes, from coastal lowlands, to farmers fields.
Come with me on a journey celebrating nature's small victories.
I’m an artist. I was born that way. Growing up in a blue collar environment, I was a bit of a mystery to my family, and discouraged from wasting time 'playing' at art. I did take art at Beck as one of Mary Redkop's art home room crew, but in spite of her encouragement I took the route expected by my background and 'got a job'. I spent many years desperately unhappy, trying to fit into a box that was too small for my wings. Art kept finding ways to leak into the box. Every piece of paper was anointed, I’d embarrass my family at restaurants, drawing portraits on napkins, and giving them to the unsuspecting subjects. I found every excuse, to paint: murals on the walls of our house, the fence, the trailer, gifts for friends, etc. etc. With the encouragement of a friend I entered the Western Fair Fine Art Competition in 2004, and won. Taking that as a sign from above, I shed my box, took every workshop and lesson I could find, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Why Buying Art Online Makes Great Sense! By Tony MoffittIn the days of the great Masters; men such as Rembrandt and Vermeer... art galleries didn't exist.Instead, the artists of the day worked in their studios. Through word of mouth, their talents were spread far and wide... and from distant destinations, art collectors came to see the work and to purchase.Now, in the 21st century, we've come a full circle in many ways.Art galleries are no longer the only venue available to collectors of fine art.More and more, artists around the globe are making use of online resources to take us back to the days of old; the days when artists could deal direct with clients.The media is different. Word-of-mouth has been replaced by the internet. An artist's showroom is not only their studio. It's their Blog and Website.But though these things have changed, the core benefit remains the same.For the first time in many, many years, clients have unprecedented opportunities to deal directly with artists.Buying art online give clients a wonderful opportunity to make contact with, and then build a relationship with their favourite artists.There are no physical limitations.With the flick of a switch, you can be viewing the work of an artist on the other side of the globe.It's a very exciting time for art collectors. And it's an opportunity that should not be passed up.The Global Financial crisis has done wonders for the art world. The days of ridiculous high-end prices are gone. Common-sense has returned to the market. But even more importantly, a host of new and very talented artists have begun to emerge via the internet.There are many thousands of artist Blogs and Websites on the net. They represent the new way of doing smart business.Clients looking to purchase art are streaming onto the net. Through online art purchases, and by dealing directly with their favourite artist, it is possible to save huge amounts of money that might otherwise be paid in traditional gallery commissions.The removal of the art gallery middle-man means greater value for purchasers, and a direct line of communication with the artist.Technology has facilitated the boom.With the advent of secure online purchase facilities via companies such as PayPal, purchasers have unprecedented security to protect their purchases. The days of snail-mail and cheques have long gone. Now payment online takes place in a matter of moments. It's safe. It's secure. It's efficient.