Kendra Baird Runnels
I collage pages from old books and other papers onto a wood panel. Next, I use modeling paste to add texture to the background, sometimes using stencils I’ve designed to add pattern to the texture. I then I use layers of acrylic paint to finish the background and main subject. I make sure words or phrases from the pages are highlighted in certain areas to help portray the meaning of each piece. My purpose is to highlight words that bring interest, hope and encouragement to those who see my artwork.