Saturday, November 14, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Upcoming Show

                    See right column...Link: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture

OVS #29, multiple plate drypoint etching with chine collie, 10x8 inches (20x16 w mat), 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

A suggestion to continue to draw from life...

No matter what conceptual aesthetic, hybrid painting, or digital medium my students explore, I have always encouraged my students to draw from life. Drawing or painting from life has a way of grounding oneself and one's eye. 

It is something I continue to practice and here are a few drawings:  the late Boris the Lion from the Dallas Zoo (when he was alive), a dead dragonfly found in my garden, a dead squirrel fallen from a tree, a dead crow from the side of the road, some summer phlox, an exasperated self-portrait and my Aunt's alive elderly dog.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Upcoming Exhibit In Iceland


Before Iceland:  
Multiple Plate Drypoint Monotypes 

October 3 - 18, 2015   
Thursday October 8, 5-7 p.m.

Islensk Grafik
The Icelandic Printmakers Association Gallery
Reykjavik, Iceland

Image -  
OVS #10, 2015, 8 x 6 in, drypoint chine-collé

Click here to see the rest of the work: 

Continuing my Octagon Vibration Series, these new printed works range in image size from 8 x 6 to 10 x 8 inches and most of them utilize chine-collé. 

I work primarily in painting and drawing. In 1995 as an extension of my drawing I did a large body of small drypoint monotypes which were shown at Barry Whistler Gallery. In 2012 I resumed both monotype and drypoint as an extension of my painting and drawing investigation, many of which included collage, stencils and embossing. Those prints begat the Octagon Vibration Series of large drawings first shown in 2014's Parallel Process at Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas. While none of those earlier prints were shown, a few off shoots of those works continued and culminated in these prints to be shown in 2015. 

The 35 works in the exhibition utilize 33 copper plates. These plates were interchanged,  mingled, and redrawn---often three to six plates used in one print---with the addition of chine-collé ink drawings. Some of the plates have "erased pentimenti" imagery from the 1996 plates. I like to imagine a copper sketchbook. I tend to think of printmaking as another way to draw rather than "making a print" per say. The tools of printmaking give my inclination to draw new tensions to push against, and going back and forth between mediums invigorates the questions I ask in my work.

My exhibit in Iceland was first scheduled in 2013 for 2014, cancelled, then rescheduled to 2015. Unrelated at first, I was honored this year to be selected for the Otis and Dozier Travel Grant to Iceland---then my exhibit was confirmed and rescheduled! 

Going back to 2012, the prints and large drawings were influenced by my travels, hiking and horseback riding in Northern New Mexico. I've also explored the Atlantic/ East coast, visiting places important to Thoreau, Whitman and the painter Marsden Hartley. I see traveling to Iceland as a continuation of this enrichment for visualizing energies and spaces in my paintings, drawings and prints. 

Friday, May 8, 2015

DMA Award 2015

I wish to thank the Dallas Museum of Art and the Otis and Velma Dozier family for selecting me for the 2015 Otis and Velma Dozier Travel Grant to Iceland. I will visit on horseback Reykjafjal Mountain, geothermal area of Gufudalor valley, volcano Hengil, mountain Ingolfsfjall, geothermal Gullfuss and Strokkur, and Thingvellir National Park; as well as Sundahofn Harbor and the island of Videy. I will anticipate the aurora borealis, and yes, the Blue Lagoon. My unique Icelandic travel experience will widen my engagement with visualizing energies and spaces in my paintings, drawings and prints.

click here to look at my work

The Texas Abstract book's last image of mine is from my L.E.D. Series. The "Octagon Vibration Series" drawings are like inversions of those paintings. I often work in series that set up certain "games", limitations or intentions. The Swiss artist/healer Emma Kuntz and the contemporary artists Joanne Greenbaum, Julie Mehretu, and Terry Winters might be mentioned when placing my work within a broader context.

The "Octagon Vibration Series" is currently continuing with small prints (multiple plate drypoints with chine colle), drawings, and paintings in progress.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Texas Abstract: Modern + Contemporary HOUSTON opening and book signing

My work has been published in Texas Abstract:  Modern + Contemporary. 

Houston Opening: 
Gala reception and Book signing: Saturday, April 18, 5-8 pm 
     Exhibitions spread out at both
     Gallery Sonja Roesch and RudolphBlumeFineArt/ArtScanGallery

       FInd my work at:

       Rudolph Blume Fine Art/ Artscan Gallery
       1836 Richmond Avenue
       Houston, TX 77098

Exhibition Dates: April 18- May 16, 2015

Previous exhibitions:
TEXAS Abstract
Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
January 17, 2015 - February 22, 2015
Reception:  January 17
6 PM - 9 PM

Texas Abstract
Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
January 17, 2015 - February 28, 2015
Reception:  January 17
6 PM - 8 PM


Texas Abstract:  Modern + Contemporary exhibition and book signing
Wade Wilson Gallery
Santa Fe, NM