Monday, January 28, 2013

A Trip to Italy

I am happy to share these images of a series of monotypes inspired by friend's recent trip to Italy. Similar in style to my other "Travelogue" pieces, these works are created with water-soluable inks and pigments. Produced on parchment and an imported hand-made paper, these pieces reflect the age and beauty of Italy.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Something New for 2013

Starting a new year is always exciting and really gets my creative juices flowing. After the success of my show, Hop On! last October, I have been busy thinking about my goals for 2013 and the direction my art will take. I have started creating pieces for a new series of paintings and monotypes, titled "Travelogue" that will expand upon the images and techniques that I used in my travel postcard series.

One exciting new direction that has received tremendous reponse is my "La Tour Eiffel Triptych." This series of 3 works reproduced on aluminum panels were created using a process known as dye sublimation. During this process the dyes used to print a reproduction of my original painting were heated, causing them to vaporize and permeate the surface of the metal before returning to solid form. The result is a unique reproduction that is less vulnerable to fading and distortion over time. The aluminum panels are fabricated to stand off from the wall, creating a very sophisticated effect. Each panel measures 16"w x 17.25"h. This triptych has been created as a Limited Edition, only 15 sets of 3 panels will be produced. I plan to produce the center panel in a limited edition of 50.

"La Tour Eiffel Triptych" Center Panel
"La Tour Eiffel Triptych"

I was so pleased with the beautiful color and the preservation of detail present in the original works.
I am planning on creating more aluminum wall panels this year.
To see more works from the "Travelogue" portfolio, visit

Happy New Year!

2013 is here! Like so many of us, as the new year begins, I am taking time to reflect on the past year and plan for the future.

I ended the year with a solo show in October, titled "Hop On!" at the David Adler Music & Arts Center in Libertyville, IL. This show was a retrospective show, chronicling my 16 year career as a watercolor artist and printmaker. The show featured many pieces that were loaned to the show by my collectors as well as new monotypes and watercolors.

Thank you to all of the collectors who loaned pieces to the show! Seeing these works again after so many years was like reconnecting with old friends. It was heartwarming to hear my clients speak of how they missed their pieces while they were on loan. Creating art that fills the soul and makes one smile is one of my greatest passions and I am touched by the support and enthusiasm of my collectors!

I have another solo show at the David Adler Center scheduled for October 2013. It was an absolutely fantastic venue and Amy, Ellen and Dianna were absolutely fantastic to work with! XO ladies!

 Below are a series of monotypes created for the show.

 A monotype is a unique process which uses a variety of painting and printmaking techniques. These one-of-a-kind image were developed on a flat plate and transferred to paper by hand and by using a pin press. 

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