These pieces are created using hand made paper from around the world which I tear and apply to gallery wrap canvas with a liquid acrylic medium. This torn paper, then, forms the background upon which the image is painted in oil. Some pieces also include gold leaf and/or text in gold leaf. Each piece is finished with six coats of archival varnish which contains UV light filters & stabilizers. This protects against surface damage, water dust and chemicals in addition to light. Pieces can be carefully cleaned with a mild soap and water.