I guess I have been preoccupied with other things these days. This is a portrait of my sister's cat started 6 months ago and finally completed about a month ago. I shot the photo last year during my annual visit to the east coast. I loved the pose and all those crazy polka dots.
I managed to ship a Widget collagraph to the Rappahannock Art League in order for it to be included in their 2016 Labor Day Show. Ironically the piece won a blue ribbon and a cash prize. Pleasant surprise.
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.