This blog is devoted to my collagraphs and monotypes
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
University City Public Library - September 12, 2014
Marianne Pepper and I hung our work last Tuesday. Thankfully Diane Papageorge helped hang mine . . . otherwise I might still be there. This is one view of the gallery space. The flag bunting was a part of the Lincoln exhibit that was up prior to our show so that should be coming down any day. The work will be up through September 29 with an opening reception this Friday, September 12, from 6 -8PM. (Gallery is on the second floor.)
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.