I am a practicing studio artist and my primary media are printmaking and drawing. I work in many different printing techniques including intaglio (etching on zinc plates, copper and photopolymer plate etching aka Solarplate), wood and linoleum relief prints, and monotypes. My preferred drawing media are oil pastels and oil sticks, but at times my drawings will also include additional manipulations of graphite, charcoal, and colored pencils.
I retired in 2010 after 29 collective years of teaching visual arts with 25 in the Greenville County, S.C. School System.
My teaching experiences have also taken me to Genoa, Italy where I taught at Clemson University's, Charles Daniel Center for Urban Studies in Genoa, Italy.
I have taught printmaking and drawing at the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Greenville County School's Fine Arts Center's Explore the Arts program, and with the summer Discovery, Odyssey and Teacher Institute programs for the Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities.
I have conducted multiple printmaking workshops with the Upstate Visual Artists, Greenville County, Oconee County, art teachers and the Pickens County Art Museum, Picture This Art Gallery, Hilton Head Is., IF Art Gallery in Columbia, SC and in March of 2012 I presented a photopolymer intaglio printmaking demonstration with students at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. I also provide printmaking classes privately in my studio.
In the summer of 2005 I taught an intense printmaking course for the Teacher's Institute for art teachers across S.C. at the S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. Twenty teachers took the role of student and worked very hard for two weeks around the clock in printmaking with me and painting with Paul Yanko, the painting instructor with the SCGSAH.
I directed two portfolio exchanges, Shifting Plates in 2011 and shifting Plates-II in 2014. S.P. I traveled the state of South Carolina to various exhibition venues and the Spartanburge Museum of Art. S.P. II Opened at the Upstairs Art Space in Tryon, NC then traveled S.C. with a showing at the Pickens County Museum of Art.
At Black Dog Press I offer workshops in various printmaking techniques and can provide services as a master printer for collaborations with other artists to produce limited editions. I also do contract printing. I have printed 30 editions of Solar Plate etchings for Herb Jackson who taught painting at Davidson College, N.C. See the studio offerings page for more details and contact information.