Keeping things glued together | May 2014
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June 7-8, 10am to 5pm, Booth #21

Enjoy an art expedition! I'm looking forward to my first-ever foray into exhibiting outdoors — and if you're in the Denver area, please stop by. I'll be showing collages from several series as well as smaller studies and works on paper. I'm sharing a booth with wonderful printmaker Kate McGuinness and we'll be surrounded by a host of talented artists. If you've never been to the Summer Art Market, it's a real treat… click here for information and parking map.
(Below: Me with the Daily Mail series of collages. Photo by Cynthia Morris.)

In the course of my more abstract work, I sometimes find images/shapes that remind me of facial features. I throw those ripped papers into a pile and then, every once in a while, I'll turn to that collection and see what I can make from it. And that's how the “Foundling” series was born...

Now some of my Foundling collages have been installed at Denver Health’s Lowry Family Health Center. They’ve “adopted” 32 Foundlings in all.

Each collage is 7 x 5"  and is composed of contemporary found and repurposed papers. The back is designed with a spacer so that the artwork appears to float off the wall a little, yielding nice shadow patterns.

Hope the collection will bring a smile to many faces in the waiting room! 

I’m thrilled to have a collage included in Mai Wyn Fine Art’s1st Annual Juried Show, “A Baker’s Dozen”... Juror Michael Chavez had the difficult task of selecting just 13 works from over 175 entries. It’s an engaging show on view through Saturday, June 21st. The gallery is at 744 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 12-6pm.

IN THE STUDIO… I’m beginning work on one of the largest collages I’ve ever done, 60 x 40 x 2” — a new composed landscape commission project.


I’ll be posting progress photos on my blog and Facebook page if you’d like to track my progress. The collage needs to be done by July... which is suddenly not very far away!


That’s our large standard poodle, Derby, guarding the studio and offering a bit of scale. Since this photo was taken I’ve coated the board with white gesso, painted the edges black, and am about ready to begin adding papers… now the fun begins!

Thanks for your ongoing support of my artistic pursuits! 

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