Life Forms

Life Forms, my first solo exhibit, will be at UC Berkeley Extension, Art and Design Center, 95 Third St., San Francisco, Aug 7-21.  Artist Reception – Saturday, Aug 16, 2 -4 pm. Includes work from my portfolio completed for the UC Berkeley Extension Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts which I completed in Feb 2014.  Learn … More Life Forms

Why Collage?

In our most recent session of collage making with Michelle Wilson at UC Berkeley Extension, we learned to make a simple accordion book to use as a substrate for a collage.    I decided to combine collage and paint across the entire eight span of pages.  My goals were to explore using images as texture and … More Why Collage?

Mail Art Project

I’m taking a collage class at UC Berkeley Extension with papermaker, printmaker, book and installation artist Michelle Wilson. We’re about 6 weeks into the class and have explored various techniques and media for creating collages with found imagery. One of my favorite assignments in the class so far was to create a piece of mail … More Mail Art Project

A Keen Print

It was a busy week, and I didn’t have time to do any homework for my printmaking class.  I usually do my carving at home, so I can spend most of my in-class time using the press.  As I was getting ready to head over to the class at Chrysalis Studio in SF, I grabbed … More A Keen Print

Daily Drawing Practice

I have gotten back to my practice of carrying around a sketchbook and drawing daily.  I took an online course Sketchbook Skool over the past several weeks to help myself get going again and to learn from artists known for their sketchbook journals. Each week we had a new instructor -Danny Gregory, Koosje Koene, Tommy Kane, Roz … More Daily Drawing Practice

Two new prints

A few weeks ago I completed a silk screening class at San Francisco Art Institute with artist Jonathan Palmer.  I was inspired by some of his prints where he combined silk screening and relief printing and decided to create my own series using these techniques.  I posted about it here. I created three related prints … More Two new prints

Silkscreen meets Lino

Several months ago I created this linocut of a heart.  The photo below shows my initial sketches, the carved linoleum, and the print on paper and on fabric.  I wanted to take it further, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. I’m currently enrolled in a six week silkscreen printing class at … More Silkscreen meets Lino