Visual Arts: Crafts, Mixed Media, Painting
Calligrapher, fine and decorative artist working in many media. I am a bit of a writer, too, and a teacher; and, above all, Curious. Seems letters have always circled around my works either through writing letters, in handwork or, in particular, when I was a typesetter—back in the day. “Language” is all that anything is—you need to know and understand it before you can use it. Once you see, do or someone explains to you how things work and it makes sense to you, you have the tools to do whatever it is you want to do. I’m a self-taught artist. I’ve been creating since I was four or five making my own paper dolls and clothes, often replicating the ones I cut out of the Sunday Funnies every week. That’s where I bloomed—finding out everything about anything I liked and then tried to master each skill. Today, I love to paint still lifes and flowers in oil. I love working with children as they work with art materials and expand their imaginations. And, I love to teach.