Friday, February 21, 2014

Last Best Print Fest 2014 at the ZACC

Last Best Print Fest was a blast. The portfolios are terrific! One of our LBPF participants (and print shop volunteer) Forest T Bones, documented some of it.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A lot is happening in the next few months. I have been working on some sculptures and prints but i cant share them yet. Soon though, very soon.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

     I started this blog a couple of years ago to improve my writing skills. Sometimes i think i am improving, mostly i am getting use to spell check and eye rolling, lot and lots of eye rolling. I was in college, in my late twenties, when i learned i had learning disabilities. The nice people at, The College of Marin Disabled Students Programs and Services, set me up with a tutor and i was able to start working on learning strategies. I spent a year of my life trying the prescribed meds and decided I felt better without them. My writing skills and all those who excelled in language arts, would just have to suffer.
    The words I use in my pieces are mostly fragmented, misspelled words. They are often a mixture of upper and lower cases letters combining print and cursive. This is the way i wrote into my late twenties.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

“scraps”......... an ongoing series
When i first moved to Missoula, 7 years ago, i rented a studio in The Ceretana Building on the north side of town. My studio was not well ventilated, so i decided to make the transition from oil painting on canvas, to works on paper. I started experimenting with graphite, crayons and printing processes. When i finished a series, i found there were often pieces i didn’t like as much as others. Rather than keeping pieces i was not fond of, i decided to use them as collage material. My studio quickly filled with "scraps". 
I am very interested in keeping my ecological footprint small, so i carefully collected all the scraps and put them in boxes and drawers. 
All the pieces created for “Small Works” are sewn, collaged and glued together scraps from past exhibitions. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Tim Thornton's painting "The Thirst For Gold", from his solo show at the brink, with "Montana Spring" by yours truly, from last months show, "New Work" at The Brunswick Gallery.