This blog is devoted to my collagraphs and monotypes
Monday, September 1, 2014
University City Public Library
I have been trying to complete some new work for this show and have been experimenting with combining collage with my collagraph process. I decided to try working with collage and printmaking after hearing about a collage class my sister, Kathryn, attended this spring. The dragonfly is an example of some crazy things that have happened with my latest work. I hang the show tomorrow and still have some work to finish up. Hope to see many of you at the opening on Friday, September 12.
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.