Carmen’s collage paintings are inspired by nature.  The colors, shapes and details she observes when she is out and about are carefully stored for later reference in her art works. She never tires of focusing on the magnificancant displays she sees all around her! The act of painting is one she finds positive and upbeat.  It enables her to slow down and pay attention to the beauty that exists in all of life. The technique of collage is one in which she layers coloroful bits of paper to a background surface.  The addition of collage adds another dynamic to her work.