The Artist Now based in New York City, when I lived abroad I traveled extensively in England, continental Europe, Africa and the Middle East. During that time I gathered unusual papers, both found and purchased, collected other ephemera and made rubbings to document my experiences and use in my mixed media art works. Recent extensive travel throughout South East Asia have broadened my appreciation of the Asian aesthetic.


Much of my past work was influenced by Surrealism as well as the Dada movement, since I subscribe to many of the existential, coincidental and paradoxical tenants of these art movements. My most recent body of work explores color and pattern within the confines of Lines and Layers of my own handmade and hand decorated papers. The works become abstracted studies in texture through variations of color and arrangement.


Collage and mixed media are appealing since they allow the re-assembling of reality to suit my whims. I can easily re-invent, construct and deconstruct the world around me. I use many of their automatic and experimental techniques relying on chance and intuition to arrive at an image.


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POTW - 30 November 2016

fullsizerender-5 String Theory; 10" x 7"; Collage

POTW - 21 November 2016

Faceless, Fearless, Anonymous; 8" x 6"; Mixed Papers: telephone book, map, handpainted, vintage images, old books, mailing envelopes.fullsizerender-3

It's Bread Baking Time

Some seriously fine artistinal bread thanks to Emil Henri cookware and Jim Lahey's technique. img_1553

POTW - 16 November 2016

fullsizerender-2 What Just Happened Hair?; 9" x 6"; Collage.

POTW - 7 November 2016

fullsizerender-1 'Cairo'; Collage and Drawing; a tryptic - 4" x  "6 each

POTW - 31 October 2016

"War Torn"; Paint, Pencil, Oil Stick; 7" x 5".fullsizerender

POTW - 17 October 2016

fullsizerender-1 "Sphere of Influence"; 8" x 6"; Collage.

POTW - 12 October 2016

Dystopian Twilight; 4.5" x 9"; Collage.fullsizerender

POTW - 24 September 2016

'It All Began Here'; shredded money, tape, rubbings, glitter, colored pencil; 36" x 24".img_1469

POTW - 13 September 2016

French Odyssey; 6" x 8"; Collage and Colored Pencil img_1438
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208 West 29th Street
Suite 613
New York, NY 10001


SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional artist with expertise in printing and mixed media collage
  • Designer of original contemporary mixed-media pieces in private collections in Florida, North Carolina, Connecticut , Rhode Island, Ohio, Texas, Indiana, Angola West Africa and Bristol, England
  • Art instructor for children and adults in various media : acrylic, mixed media and printing techniques since 1996.

EDUCATION AND ADDITIONAL TRAINING

  • Paper Decorating Techniques - Center for Book Arts, New York City Paste paper, marbeling and hand bookbinding
    2003-2005
  • Internship at Dieu Donne Papermill, New York City
    1998
  • Four Master Artist workshops, West Palm Beach, Florida. Studied with nationally recognized artists such as Audrey Flack, Richard Seigleman and Bruce Helander
    1997-2001
  • B.A. and M.A. (Anthropology and Organizational Behavior )
    1971,1982

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Artist Roundtable, New York City
  • Center for Book Arts, New York City
  • National Collage Society
  • Drawing Center, New York City

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

  • Carter Bruden Gallery, New York, NY

EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

  • Carter Burden Gallery, NYC; 2013-2015
  • Open Studios in N. Adams, MA, Hartford, CT and Bristol, England
  • National Collage Society
  • Lincoln Center Small Works, New York City
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I offer one and two-day workshops as well as extended classes over 6 to 8 weeks.

    • CLASSIC COLLAGE
    • Classic Collage
    • Using only found images and glue. Accessible to everyone and immediately gratifying.
    • MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
    • Mixed Media Collage
    • Using a wide variety of media, but primarily acrylic paint and papers of all types. Free-wheeling fun with surprising results.
    • SURFACE DESIGN FOR PAPER
    • Surface Design for paper
    • An overview of several techniques including paste, resist, frottage and simple printing to transform the single sheet of humble paper.
    • PASTE PAPER
    • Paste Paper
    • Making patterned papers, using a paste and acrylic paint mixture for sophisticated designs with amazing depth, color and texture.
    • EXPERIMENTAL MARK-MAKING
    • Experimental Mark Making
    • A variety of exercises to overcome obstacles to making art that is true to your self. Intuition is the guiding force in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

Commission work is gladly accepted using my own papers or the client’s papers, colors, and images. I can work from an idea, a photograph or drawing The resulting work will be truly unique and a true collaboration.


Past commissions have been for a variety of clients including decorators, medical professionals and expatriates. A few samples are below.



Further information and prices on request.


Here are a few examples of prior commissions.

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I started Never The Same Card Twice (NTSCT) while living in England. All cards are made on quality stock and are one-of-a–kind. None are printed.


Most are collaged cards which can be used for any occasion. The inside is left blank for your own message. Additionally, there are two holiday lines-one with traditional red and green and one for greetings of the season using non-traditional colors. An Easter line is also on offer.


Cards can be made to order using your materials or mine for invitations, thank you cards and announcements according to your specifications.


pricing

Further information and prices upon request.


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