This is one of two commissions I recently completed for a client. The two pieces were going to be a surprise for her husband. I was told that he was very moved when he saw the collagraph versions of their buddies. I just love the paws.
The image size is 7" x 9.25"
Okay I have been a bit busy. This summer I finished two collagraph versions of Todd's black and white drawing done
in 2011. As in "Bird, Badger and Chameleon" I tried using textures that equated to the different values
in his drawing. To get a better idea of what's going on please click on each
image. (Black and white done by Todd Reigle)
Thirty years ago I started my exploration of techniques and use of color both in printmaking and in painting. While first at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and then at Washington University in St. Louis I learned printmaking techniques including lithography, block printing and etching and was later introduced to collagraphy. Coupled with an intensive curiosity about the printmaking techniques came a great interest in exploring spatial relationships and volume with my oil painting work.
My subject matter has tended toward still lives. My early work was predominately about pottery and reflections and their inter-relationships. These provided a good avenue to explore color and play with spatial relationships. Color is all important.
Over the past 15 years I have exhibited my work in numerous major cities and am included in many corporate collections. A sampling of the corporations that have purchased my work include: Allied Signal Corp., Cigna, Citicorp, Marriott Corp. and PepsiCo, Inc.