Who is Scrappyboy and what does he do?

I am an artist living at the Jersey Shore with my husband of 25 years who is also an artist. When not "scrapping" I work in a hotel here at the shore.


When did you first start playing around with collage as an art form?

I first started playing with collage around 1975.


Who and/or what inspires you and your work?

My work is inspired by anything and everything. Whatever catches my eye that I can instantly see as either a background or a foreground element. 


What's your creative space like?

My creative space is a room with all four walls collaged from floor to ceiling that I collage over and over again with images that appeal to me.


How would you describe your creative style or theme?

I don't necessarily have a style or theme. As I stated above, it's whatever catches my eye that I can see a use for in a potential collage.


What are some key things you consider when creating pieces?

My collages are made in minutes and are almost always spontaneous. I don't like to work on a piece over time as my thought process fizzles out. I like instant gratification.


Without giving up all your secrets, what is your artistic process when creating a work?

I don't necessarily have a process. My work is always made off the cuff.


If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?

I would love to collaborate with my deceased artist friends who died way too soon.


Aside from creating your artworks, what else keeps you busy?

Reading, writing in my journals that I've been keeping since 1980.


Any recent, current or future projects we should know about?

Not at the moment but I'm always up for whatever should come my way.


Based on your experience, what advice would you give someone looking to start making collage art?

There are no rules in collage. If you like your end result than it's a success. Make art for yourself first.