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.





Recent developments;

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.  Currently on display as part of the faculty exhibit, Dutchess Community College.

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, 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

Classes/Workshops

Spring 2018, Drawing, DCC

Fall 2017, 2D Design, DCC. An all day Friday class covering the elements of design

Summer 2017, Drawing, DCC. A condensed, 6-week evening class with opportunity to work outdoors

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


Link to student artwork;

http://faculty.sunydutchess.edu/palumbo/studentwor...