Matters of Space / LA Show

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This Saturday I’ll be showing some new work at Matters of Space in Highland Park, LA. For those of you in town, I’ll be flying out for the opening and would love to see you there! This new series is a set of mixed media collages entitled ‘Palimpsest’. Using discarded screen prints, digital collages, paint, ink, pastel and rice paper, each piece explores the idea of altered materials that still bear visible traces of their earlier form. I’ll also be showing six large scale collages from my Curiosities Series. Show details below.

Matters of Space
Saturday, March 14th 7 – 10 pm
5005 York Blvd.
Highland Park, Los Angelos
90042

Hope to see you there!

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March 7, 2015   No Comments   Posted under Uncategorized

Price Drop on Hand-Printed Pillows!

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To make room in the studio for a new collection, I’m dropping prices 40% on this Striped Pillow Collection. Each screenprinted onto satin by hand, every pillow is unique. Some variations are sold out but there are still a few options left. If you’re looking to switch up your interiors for fall, please do stop by the shop to take a peek!

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Details: This collection is based on my monoprint series that uses five films of various line weights and textures to explore the random application of color, transparency, frequency and order. The result is a set of unique designs within one color scheme.

18″ x 18″ / screen-printed on satin
water-based fabric ink
invisible zipper with poly/cotton insert

{ pillows available for purchase available here }

September 15, 2014   No Comments   Posted under Studio Updates

Holiday Pop-Up Shop

I’m thrilled to be invited to participate in this year’s multi-label Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Dobbin Mews.

With such a talented group of artisan designers, you’ll be sure to find something special for those on your gift list. Join us for holiday treats and cheer as you take advantage of great deals on beautiful gifts including artwork, paper goods,  jewelry, ceramics, candles, perfume, textiles, flowers, wreaths, and more!

When:
- Friday / Dec 6th: Opening party and shopping 6-9pm
- Saturday / Dec 7th:  Shopping hours 12-5pm

Where:
50 Dobbin Street btw Nassau & Norman Aves
Greenpoint/N.Williamsburg

Featuring: Odette New YorkBailey Doesn’t BarkErica WeinerFay AndradaMCMC FragrancesTalonNicolette Camille Floral, Jane Durand, Ben Plimpton, Carol KangDana McClureHelen Dealtry, and more.

Visit event Facebook page {  here } for more details and RSVP.

December 4, 2013   No Comments   Posted under blog, Studio Updates

Artsicle Featured on Small Empires

Small Empires is a new weekly show by The Verge that features rising NYC startups and gives behind-the-scenes access to how they got started. Earlier this week, Alexis Ohanian visited Artsicle founders Alex Tyron and Scott Carleton to discuss their business model and success in helping artists promote and sell their work. As Alex gets interviewed my piece “Line Series Monoprint No. 16″ from this series sits behind her.

Take a peek at the video to hear how the company first started and it’s plans for the future…

August 27, 2013   No Comments   Posted under blog, Studio Updates

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Floral Watercolors & Textile Design

Over the past few weeks I’ve been really drawn to the watercolor studies of Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (thanks for the heads up Nicolette!). Known mostly for his architecture and furniture design, I wasn’t aware of the work he created as a textile artist and water colourist. These pieces below are pulled from the online archive of the The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow. What an inspiration…

~ Textile Design: Tulip and Lattice / pencil and watercolour on paper 39.8 x 28.8
~ Textile Design: Rose and Teardrop / pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper (recto) carbon ink (verso) 25.5 x 25.4

~ Textile Design: Stylised Chrysanthemums 1915-23 /pencil and watercolour on wove paper 48.0 x 55.0

Textile Design: Flowering Bulb / pencil and watercolour on tracing paper 27.6 x 22.0
~ Textile Design: Bouquet of Flowers / black wash and pencil on brown tracing paper 30.3 x 23.5

~ Sketchbook of travels in Scotland and a tour to Kent: p. 20 Rose 1894 / pencil on paper 17.2 x 11.4
~ “Japonica” 1910 / pencil and watercolour on paper 25.8 x 20.0

~ “White Carnation, St Mary’s, Scilly” 1904 / pencil and watercolour on paper 25.7 x 20.2
~ “Larkspur” August 1914 / pencil and watercolour on paper 25.8 x 20.2

For a treasure of extensive archives of Mackintosh’s finished work and sketchbooks visit: The Hunterian Art Gallery Online Archives

August 13, 2013   No Comments   Posted under Inspiration

5 New Additions to Red Meets Blue Series: Now Available in Shop!

These five mixed-media collages were created this past May as additions to my Red Meets Blue series for a group show in Austin Texas. Having just returned from the gallery, I’ve made both the originals and limited edition prints available in my shop. Also available for short-term rentals at Artsicle. Below are some shots of the series set and an installation view. (PS. for those of you in Los Angeles, Matters of Space still has some limited edition prints available in their retail space left over from the June show)

August 9, 2013   No Comments   Posted under New Work, Studio Updates

Hand Painted Florals for Textiles: Workshop with Helen Dealtry

This past Sunday, I attended a floral painting workshop offered by a very talented friend – Helen Dealtry. The five hour class was so much fun and covered a broad range of topics including: materials, painting from life, proper use of color for textile inks and heat transfer to fabric. The event was hosted in the beautiful workspace of floral designer Nicolette Owen and jewelry designer Fay Andrada in the Dobbin Mews studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Helen began the class by showing us some gorgeous samples of her past work for inspiration.

Next we were shown some brush techniques which Helen made look so effortless! That many years of experience can be pretty mind-blowing to watch first hand.

Color inks were introduced and quite a few hues were available to choose from…

Choosing a color palette took a long time for each of us considering that what you see on paper is a completely different end color than what transfers to fabric.

Here’s a little snapshot of my workstation before getting started…

And voilá, here’s my finished results (on paper)…

and on fabric …

It was great to watch everyone in the class go in different visual directions. Here’s a shot of Nicolette’s creation…

And Fay’s

and Heather Palmeri’s great work…

It’s insane how quickly five hours go by when your in your own little world of creativity and having such a good time. Let’s all encourage Helen to keep these inspiring workshops coming – I’m ready for the next one!

August 8, 2013   2 Comments   Posted under Uncategorized

Two Times Elliott Prints

I came across these monoprints via printmaker Kate Gibb’s website and absolutely love them. She printed them for Two Times Elliott – a design consultancy based in Notting Hill, London that has an online shop. Was hoping to snag one but I’m too late – they’re sold out!

To see the full series visit: twotimeselliott.bigcartel.com/category/screenprint

June 25, 2013   No Comments   Posted under Inspiration

Matters of Space – Solo Show Recap

I had so much fun last Saturday night at the Matters of Space show in LA. PJ & Katerina – you girls rock and you run a pretty cool space there in Highland Park – such a vibrant neighborhood! Thanks to everyone who came out to the opening. It was great to meet quite a few new artists making incredible work on the West Coast. I hope it’s not another year until I get out there again!

The show will be up for a month so if you didn’t make it to the opening, drop by the shop and say hello.

Location: 5005 York Blvd. LA CA 90042      Hours: 10-6 Monday thru Friday / 10-4 Saturday

June 12, 2013   No Comments   Posted under Studio Updates

LA show at Matters of Space this Saturday night!

If you’re in LA this weekend, I’d love to see you out Saturday night at my show in Highland Park. Matters of Space is showcasing limited edition prints from my ‘Red Meets Blue’ series and ‘Line Monoprints’ as part of the NELA Art Walk. I’ll be making the trip out west for the opening which is from 7-10pm on the 8th. Here’s a map to get you there: http://goo.gl/maps/wDSaq / Please do spread the word!

June 5, 2013   No Comments   Posted under Studio Updates
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