Friday, August 27, 2010

The Wide World of Collage

I have a pile of paintings that need to be worked on yet find myself in the midst of a late summer malaise. When my friend Thirnley offered a workshop, Ordinary Life/Extraordinary Images: Using the dynamic art form of collage to explore ideas making the unseen visible, I said "sign me up!" Maybe it is a distraction from the work at hand but I hope it will be just the fresh perspective and artist's camaraderie to bring a new spark to my work.

St. Virgin by Dick Allowatt, collage

Exploring collage on the Internet brings forth a wealth of riches. I only got as far as the A's of the alphabetically listed collage artists on the Collage Art website before I found collage artist Dick Allowatt. I love his work. I followed one of his links to Notpaper, a blog that showcases collage art and where, asked to describe himself in 10 words or less, Allowatt says, "Renaissance influence with modern day attitude". I like the textures and patina in his work suggestive of lost treasures or relics and the uncluttered spaciousness of his compositions.
Link to: Notpaper
Link to: Collage Art

1 comment:

  1. Cool site! I have developed a site dedicated to collage and mixed media art that people seem to think is pretty cool. Maybe it is something you would be interested in. You can check it out at