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September 22, 2017

A while back I got an invitation to apply for a very cool program run by Big Ink, a printmaking partnership that travels all over the U.S., recruiting artists who do woodcuts to participate in public printing events. They specialize in making really large prints, so I...

April 29, 2017

The Big Spring Art Party is barely 2 weeks away! Download a brochure and studio guide here -- I'm key #32 on the map. This page also offers links to a way-finding app called Yonward, which you can download to your phone and then use to browse portfolios and search for...

April 7, 2017

I'm really looking forward to May 13 and 14, because I'll be participating in this year's Cambridge Open Studios! Artists all over the city will be opening their doors to the public for this event, including me. Click here for a look at the artwork from prevoius years.

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April 6, 2017

Many years ago, while working for Last Gasp, I drew a comic book story. This was back when graphic stories and novels were called "underground comics" and considered frightfully infra-dig. At the time, women were still something of a novelty in comics, although that wa...

April 4, 2017

"Of course you will say that I ought to be practical and ought to try and paint the way they want me to paint. Well, I will tell you a secret. I have tried and I have tried very hard, but I can't do it. I just can't do it! And that's why I am just a little crazy."

-- Re...

June 24, 2016

An ongoing inability to get into the studio and stay there was starting to worry me, so I committed to an hour-a-day painting challenge. I chose 20 photos from my years in Vermont and pledged to paint one each day. I quickly discovered, however, that the 18 x 24-inch s...

May 1, 2016

Oh, hello there, long time no post! I didn’t realize I’d “gone dark” for so long; April kind of got away from me. During those 30 days now past, I started a painting class, created an Instagram account, attended a social media marketing class on creating Wix sites (whi...

March 17, 2016

Serendipity apparently wanted this accidental print to become a Mexican bark painting. It incorporates several materials, a lot of experimentation, and a mistake or three, but I learned a lot, and on balance, I'm pleased with it. It won't change the course of history,...

March 16, 2016

I became dissatisfied with the last small block I cut – the edges of the image are rougher than I'd like, but I wasn’t sure why. Could it have something to do with the fact that the block was more than 10 years old? Or is this material intrinsically grainy and crumbly,...

March 3, 2016

I’ve been working on a new direction for awhile now, mostly in my head. My two stabs at painting this year have been unsatisfactory, but truthfully I’ve never been all that happy with my works on canvas – they always seem flat and dead to me. Before I stopped painting...

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