Category: Drawing


Today is the last day to stop in at iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio! It’s listed as #12 on the Northwoods Art Tour (a self-guided tour) brochure.  To learn more about the Northwoods Art Tour artists go to northwoodsarttour.com

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I had a fantastic time visiting with all the studio guests that stopped in to learn about Intaglio printmaking!  I look forward to the next two days of demonstrating printmaking during the art tour!

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You can take the girl out of the Chicago but you can’t Chicago out of the girl!  That pretty much describes what motivates my edgier style of artwork.

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(above)  Child’s Play was a problematic / naughty creation that had taken me three years to create.  It began as a collagraph print that went rouge on me, so I tucked it away in a drawer for a few years. As time went by,  I had grown and evolved as an artist. So when I found the collagraph print, I knew exactly what to do with it, to make it into an interesting composition.

(below) My series of surrealistic charcoal drawings title Bombus (Latin word meaning BOOM) expresses the feeling/action that I wanted to portray in the drawing Bombus!

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(below) This composition titled BILLIE  is created with handmade paper.   The paper pulp was applied to a free form mold.  Once the pulp had dried I applied a variety of permanent metallic paints and mounted the sculpture onto a wood background that’s covered  with fabric.  Please stop in the studio to find out why this composition was given this title!

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(below) The series title SNAP has a special story connected to my dear childhood friend that inspired me to create artwork using a very unusually  method.  Please stop in the studio and ask me to tell you the story behind this artwork! iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio is #12 on the self- guided tour of the Northwoods Art Tour brochure. Go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

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During the Northwoods Studio Art Tour (a self- guided tour). Studio guests will find me explaining the art of printmaking, inking  a collagraph  and/or etching plates and discussing the inspiration behind many of the compositions.

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The public is invited to explore my art studio on October 6th,7th and 8th, 2017.  iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio is #12 on the art tour.  To learn more about all the talented artists on the art tour go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com.

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Welcome to iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio!  I hope you will come and explore my studio during the North Woods Art Tour on October 5th, 6th and 7th, 2017!

My art studio is #12 this year on the Northwoods Art Tour guide map located in the brochure.

To learn more about the 2018 Northwoods Art Tours go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

The studio began taking on a nautical theme once I began wrapping the metal support poles with nautical rope.  From that point on, the nautical and beach like atmosphere seemed to be the perfect theme to showcase my artwork.

 

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Catch of the Day

Small original Intaglio etchings are hooked onto fishnets, offering studio guests a selection of original prints to snatch up as the move through out the studio.

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DSC_9527 charcoal drawing titled Munsey

The drawing of Munsey had taken me about a solid 24 hours of time from start to finish.  Of course I didn’t sit down for 24 hours and draw the composition all at one time.  I spent about a month working on this drawing, while I worked on other bear related collages.

I used multiple photographs of Munsey in order to get the lighting and perspective of the bear captured correctly.  The fur coat was drawn three different layers because it needed to capture the muscle tone, the bears under coat as well as his wispier top coat.

This wasn’t an easy draw and I had to constantly remind myself that I could accomplish this task if I persevered!  So, I was was very pleased with the end result!

Once I had drawn out the basic outline of the bear in pencil,  I used powered charcoal, feathers, a sham, various types of erasers to draw the this composition.  I had the most fun drawing the fur coat because it lends itself to be more abstract.

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If your interested in viewing Munsey this Summer, please stop in at the    iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio during the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR on July 28th, 29th and 30th.  My gallery is #12 on the tour map this year.   To learn more about the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go to the following link;  www.northwoodsarttour.com

 

I’m extremely honored to be involved with the UW Marshfield/ Wood County Campus Art Department serving as the Art Director for Art Gallery 450.  The video above segment depicts a sample of the artwork created in Professor Kitty Kingston’s Art Studio Courses.  The video segment listed below showcases the 2016 Fall semester  art students  and the 2017 Spring semester art students actively involved in the art studio courses offered at the UW Marshfield /Wood County Campus.

The public is invited to journey through the colorful north woods  and stop in at the many art studios and art gallery’s along the way.

Here’s a little peek at some of the new items I have at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio (listed as #14 on the art studio tour map).

 

The dragonfly themed photography and artwork are offered as 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 prints as well as a  greeting cards and coasters.

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Leap of Faith is a series of artwork created to honor those families that have a child with autism.  The Leap of Faith series was inspired by my daughter who is a line a therapist for autistic children.  The artwork in this series is sold as originals, reproduction prints, coasters, a deck of playing cards, greeting cards and as a journal (lined pages).

To learn more about the northwoods art tour go the the following link: northwoodsarttour.com

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SURVIVORS is a new series of artwork inspired by three orphaned Kodiak bear cubs.  The artwork is offered as photographic prints, greeting cards, a deck of playing cards, journals, coasters and photographic books.

Please stop in and visit me on October 7,8 and 9th  (open from 10 am-5 pm) during the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR.  My studio is #14 on the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR MAP.   To learn more about the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go the following link   www.northwoodsarttour.com

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My artwork reflects a blend of my Chicago attitude, energy  and perspective, sprinkled with a touch of the north woods flavor.

My artistic abilities range from Intaglio printmaking, charcoal drawing, paper sculptures, assemblages, photography, collage, textile design and lamp-working.

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This composition is one of 10 new collages created to address autism.  The series is titled “Leap of Faith”  Each original collage is comprised from fragments of artwork that were created as paintings and original prints. Through cutting, punching, burning and/or tearing processes, I’ve altered former pieces of artwork into a new composition.

“Leap of Faith” is also offered in the following formats: notebooks, deck of playing cards, greeting cards and coasters.

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My latest Kodiak bear photographs are sold as 5 x 7 and  8 x 10 prints, greeting cards, deck of playing cards,notebooks and coasters.

To learn more about the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go the following link   www.northwoodsarttour.com

This weekend during the art tour I will have a large selection of artwork on exhibit and for sale.  There are over 200 cards of two rescued Kodiak bear cubs as well as 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 photographs and two different photographic books celebrating the first 15 months of the two Kodiak cubs.

In addition to the photography and books on the rescued Kodiak cubs I also have artwork that celebrates their survival in the format of collages and a charcoal drawing.  This series can be purchased in as an original or in a card format or reproduction print.

DSC_1343 Kodiak paw print This collage was created from handmade paper, original mono prints , a map and altered original and reproduction prints.

“Leap of Faith” is a series of seven compositions that honors the families with autism and can be purchased as cards and 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 reproductions prints.  The more fluid piece of artwork is derived from some fun experimental art projects that in it’s original size is about 1″ x 1 1/2″ in size and can’t be seen without the use of a slide a projector.

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I invite you to explore the diversity of artwork showcased at my art studio on July 29-30-31. To learn more about the north woods art tour go to   northwoodsarttour.com