TEACHING...COMMISSIONS...EXHIBITING during the Pandemic

ABOUT TEACHING: As a teacher for some 40 years in public schools as well as a long previous stint at Cape Cod Community College, I taught many courses in art.
With an MFA in Art Education and Painting and an MFA in Printmaking and Visual Design, my approach to teaching any subject can encompass a number of skills...anything that will help me reach a student. So my approach to any subject, is multi-faceted. I was teaching classes in DRAWING; PAINTING; and PRINTMAKING from my studio as
well as at art centers throughout the Cape....BUT THE PANDEMIC HAS CURTAILED ALL. DRAWING BEYOND A CLASS TAUGHT AT CAPE COD ART CENTER.
As the title suggests, the class encourages all kinds of materials and techniques. While we start with the basics of drawing such as line, shape, shade, and construction as well as perspective, students are encouraged to also work with the brush, paint and ink and even collage. In this way they develop a deeper understanding of line, shape,
form, perspective, etc. It is also more enjoyable and significant to the student. So there are no boundaries here and students find their own creative individuality.
Because of the pandemic, I am exploring ways to take the course on-line with the Cape Cod Art Center.
ABOUT COMMISSIONS: Still working from my studio, painting, drawing and printmaking and also now encaustics and paper-making. But I am also opened to working on commissions.
ABOUT EXHIBITING: Besides the exhibits mentioned in this Blog there have been a number of on-line Exhibitions and Auctions:
SSAC in Cohasset, MA.: Gallery Artist Showcase
MEMBER EXHIBITIONS: PAAM and COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
AUCTIONS: Provincetown Art Association Museum and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

ABOUT TEACHING: As a teacher for some 40 years in public schools as well as a long previous stint at Cape Cod Community College, I taught many courses in art. With an MFA in Art Education and Painting and an MFA in Printmaking and Visual Design, my approach to teaching any subject can encompass a number of skills...anything that will help me reach a student. So my approach to any subject, is multi-faceted. I was teaching classes in DRAWING; PAINTING; and PRINTMAKING from my studio as well as at art centers throughout the Cape....
BUT THE PANDEMIC HAS CURTAILED ALL. DRAWING BEYOND A CLASS TAUGHT AT CAPE COD ART CENTER.
As the title suggests, the class encourages all kinds of materials and techniques. While we start with the basics of drawing such as line, shape, shade, and construction as well as perspective, students are encouraged to also work with the brush, paint and ink and even collage. In this way they develop a deeper understanding of line, shape, form, perspective, etc. It is also more enjoyable and significant to the student. So there are no boundaries here and students find their own creative individuality. Because of the pandemic, I am exploring ways to take the course on-line with the Cape Cod Art Center.
ABOUT COMMISSIONS: Still working from my studio, painting, drawing and printmaking and also now encaustics and paper-making. But I am also opened to working on commissions.
ABOUT EXHIBITING: Besides the exhibits mentioned in this Blog there have been a number of on-line Exhibitions and Auctions:
SSAC in Cohasset, MA.: Gallery Artist Showcase
MEMBER EXHIBITIONS: PAAM and COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
AUCTIONS: Provincetown Art Association Museum and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

STUDIO SAGA/ GOOD AND BAD

Once upon a time, I had a finished basement with furniture and beds..It was a family recreational area. A PIPE BURST...water damage COMPLETE..everything lost...so what did I do? REBUILD A NEW STUDIO OF COURSE...one that gave me a large area to print, paint and draw; and one that I teach workshops in intaglio, monotype, lithography and drawing and painting. I am indebted to James Stroud, a wonderful master printmaker who installed my 2000 lb. printing press

THE PANDEMIC / SANTA FE

I was lucky to be able to go to Santa Fe for workshops and to get back before the pandemic hit us. I went to two workshops. One was in encaustic monotype: working with wax and printing from a palette loaded with wax and color with Paula Roland. By just placing paper over the painting and applying hand pressure, a marvelous print could be created. Then another workshop was in Image-On with Ron Pokrasso. Ron is a wonderful master printmaker as is James Stroud. Image-on is a technique where you photograph your paintings, or drawings and expose your negative to UV light onto a light sensitive intaglio image-on plate and then print from that. Why did I do it? Because drawing is my passion and it fits nicely in the way I work. I love the matrix plate which, (like lithography), allows me to experiment and create new imagery. With the Pandemic, I am a hermit. Now I walk the beach & tend my garden and of course paint and print.

WORKSHOPS: PRINTS & ENCAUSTICS

Shows Postponed Due To The Pandemic

MUSE EXHIBITION

A NUMBER OF DISAPPOINTMENTS: The “MUSE EXHIBITION”: sponsored by the The Yarmouth Cultural Center in Yarmouth, MA A collaboration of poets and visual artists. I worked on the painting for months and months based on a poem entitled “ALONE” HOW APPROPRIATE!!! Can only show a sliver of it now. It has to wait for next year.

ALONE WITH LOONS oil paint on linen 30”X30

ARTISTIC IMPRESSIONS: Land and seascapes of the South Shore & Islands

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Printmakers of Cape Cod.