My collage paintings, including the one above, are included in this book (below). The book offers a broad scope and array of the many collage artists out there working today. I have chosen just a few of the artists featured in the book along with one of their quotes. There were so many wonderful artists to choose from, that I highly recommend the book.
MASTERS COLLAGE: Major Works by Leading Artists by Lark Publishing will be available soon at Amazon.com and bookstores. 40 collage artists are featured in the book, with their collages and quotes about their process and philosophy. There is a wide range of styles, and viewpoints.
Randel Plowman: "Without a doubt, collagists do more than just glue items onto paper. The best collage artists have strong composition skills, a definite sensibility regarding the use of materials, and an innovative approach to the organization of visual components...I chose forty collagists, each of whom has a unique perspective and brings something different to the craft." Randel is the curator and chose the collage artists for this book. You can find his collage a day at his blog here.
You can find more of his collages at his website here.
Dennis Parlante: "I use old papers, postal envelopes, stamps, and antique materials of all kinds. My goal is to go beyond nostalgia without sacrificing the unique power of these vintage materials." Dennis combines Asian simplicity with line and mark making and you can find so much more of his wonderful collages at his website here.
Liz Cohn: "I love using old papers and scraps of recycled material, because I think they give my work a subtle historical richness." Liz has many more collages on view at her wonderful website here.
Janet Jones: "I always work in a series, with several related pieces on my worktable at once. This allows me to develop a single theme from different aspects. It also keeps me from trying to put everything I know into one piece." Janet has a fabulous website with much more art works to be discovered here.
Stephanie Dalton Cowan: "Each of my pieces is the result of an organic unfolding--a development that yields unexpected discoveries and narratives about our inner and outer worlds." She has a website with more of her collages which can be found here.
Mariella Bisson: "My work is a dance between collage and painting, as I glue hundreds of paper scraps into position. I use small flickering fragments of paper to communicate the effects of sunlight and moving shadows." She has a great website filled with much more of her large scale collages found here. Note: this piece is 38"x50".
Kim Printz: "I love to randomly grab a book or a stack of papers that I can cut up, then try to make a collage in 10 minutes. I did this every day for a couple of years, and I think it helped me develop as an artist." Kim has a wonderful blog called paperwerks which you can find here.
Cecil Touchon: "The poetry that I address in my work is visual and concrete. It isn't a poetry of words, but one that deals with the foundations of written language--the typography and space, color and surface of language." You can find more of his work at his website here.