Accomplished in a very slow process using a very hot electric pen in the shape of a small round ball, held to the canvas of wood or paper; it literally burns, changing the cellular structure. The depth of the burn is controlled to create the many shades of a painting. I developed my skills in the TECHNIQUES OF PYROGRAPHY for six years to reach this level of firepainting you are now witness to. The organic and sensory-filled process of burning, along with the photo realism I try to achieve, has allowed my paintings the visual experience of “coming alive”, which is my greatest motivation
I am a self-taught multi-media artist—first inspired by my mother at the age of 6, when she showed me a small painting she had created by chewing the tip of a wooden toothpick, making a brush. That ingenuity led me into a constant process of learning and experimenting, motivated by the challenge of finding solutions to problems.
My growth as an artist and a human have a simultaneous connection that is all-encompassing to the world around me in its ever evolving process. Cindy Adams/Firepainter