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 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
2017 Four Freedoms Awards done for the Roosevelt Institute
Current / Recent Exhibits
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 2016, Basic Drawing, DCC
Fall 2016, Calligraphy, DCC
Fall 2016, Special Study Project, Calligraphy and Bookform, DCC
Spring, 2017, Basic Drawing, DCC
March 22, 2017, Calligraphy workshop, guest lecturer; The Alphabet as Continuum, Graphic Design III, DCC
Summer, 2017, Basic Drawing, DCC. 5/22-6/28. A 6-week, evening class with opportunity to draw outdoors.
Fall 2017, 2D Design, DCC. An all day Friday class covering the elements of design
Link to student artwork;