News from the Studio
My studio is attached to my home. I have built it to accommodate the mediums I love:
Painting, printmaking, marquetry, and carving. When I need more space, I can set up just
outside the studio doors to do operations that require my table saw, sanding etc.
The majority of my work involves oil painting; which the space suits extremely well. I have lots
of natural light and many views of the mature trees and beautiful blooms that surround my
property. I am grateful daily for this space to do my work and to be close at hand to my family,
as each of them pursues their daily activities.
Given my background in furniture making and the decorative arts my studio space allows me
to mix mediums for some innovations in the works I produce. Sometimes that may involve
using the printing press I built a few summers ago to make prints from the wood cut blocks I
carve. Or, for example, with two of my current oil paintings, I am building small cabinets
directly into the painting’s composition.
I am working on wood carvings that integrate directly into some of the painting I am making;
and some carvings that stand alone, as their works.
Another project this year leverages bookbinding techniques to create tri-fold books. The
books feature my three piece paintings. For these books, I rely on the table saw to build the
skeletal structures that eventually get wrapped with the bookbinding fabrics.