Natural forms, vernacular architecture, domestic artifacts, high or low art forms; these sentient details of everyday life are my resource. As they are examined and processed, patterns emerge, resulting in variations on a theme. All images here are done by hand. Everything is based on sustained observation which yields a sense of connection to the world around me.
An exhibit in August at the Starr Library of 25 drawings in diverse media compiled from 3 decades of investigating natural form.
An assemblage of ink drawings on duralar, 33 x 72" total. Each 11 x 14" sheet is a distillation of patterns inspired by a trapunto quilt.
More images in this series can be seen on the Narrative Threads gallery page.
Enlarged details below
Some recently completed calligraphy commissions;
More samples of this work on the calligraphy pages under Gallery heading.
Donor book installed at Main Library entrance, Vassar College
Bookplate design,Vassar College
Awards given by the Cuniff-Dixon Foundation at the Hastings Center in Cold Spring, NY in recognition of physicians with a commitment to palliative care.
2017 Four Freedoms Awards done for the Roosevelt Institute
Honorary doctorate done for the Culinary Institute, Hyde Park, NY, 2017
Current / Recent Exhibits
2018, Walking, Looking, Drawing, Starr Library, Rhinebeck, NY
2017, Annual 5 x 7 Show , benefiting the Byrdcliffe Guild, Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY
2017, Faculty Work, Mildred Washington Art Gallery, Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY
2017, 100 for 100, Samuel Morse Estate, Poughkeepsie, NY. Benefit for Barrett Art Center
2016 Quilts; Traditional/ Not Traditional, Bertha V. Lederer Gallery, SUNY Geneseo
2016 Faculty Work, Mildred Washington Gallery, Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Fall 2018, 2D Design, DCC. An all-day Friday class covering the elements of design; open for enrollment
Fall 2018, Calligraphy, DCC. Intro level; open for enrollment
Spring 2018, Drawing, DCC
Fall 2017, 2D Design, DCC.
Summer 2017, Drawing, DCC
Spring 2017, Drawing, DCC
March 22, 2017, Calligraphy workshop, guest lecturer for Graphic Design III; The Alphabet as Continuum, DCC
Fall 2016, Basic Drawing, DCC
Fall 2016, Calligraphy, DCC
Fall 2016, Special Study Project, Calligraphy and Bookform, DCC