Mixed media is creating an artwork from a combination of mediums. I often create artworks by using collage to support mixed media works such as “Independent”, “On the Fire Trail II” and “Shelley Beach” or creating a work completely from my collaged prints as in “My Highland Home”.
Pastels have become one of my favourite mediums. Never having studied the medium in any of my formal art education I took pastels up later in life and apart from attending a number of pastel workshops I am predominately self taught. To me it is a cross between a drawing and painting medium, being a dry medium it lends itself to drawing, while by laying down the colours a very painterly work can be created.