What’s going on…

Lots going on in the studio and very little going on with this website that was supposed to be a temporary stakeholder back in 2020.

This print is in Hawaii and at the Pacific States Biennial North American Print Exhibition at the University of HawaiĘ»i at Hilo – this show opens tonight actually – October 28, 2022 and will be up through November.

Other work in the studio continues –

This print is in the SMFA/ Tufts art sale the first week of November. This is a premier event and great opportunity to add art to your collection from both emerging and established artists.

As We Tilt Toward the Sun – AVA Gallery Summer Juried Show 2022

Juror: Janie Cohen, Director, Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

11 Bank St., Lebanon, NH Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm info@avagallery.org http://www.avagallery.org

Summer Silhouette, 2021-22, woodcut monotype, 34 x 42
Summer Silhouette, 2021-22, woodcut mono print, 34 x 42

Big Ink 2021

August 28/29, 2021 at 3S Art Space in Portsmouth, NH

Ned Roche and Lyell Castonguay inking up woodblocks. Big Ink is the brain child of Lyell and his partner, Carand Burnet. Ned Roche started Chases Garage in York, ME with his late partner, Cait Guinta. Chases offers classes and workshops in printmaking and ceramics as well as studio space for fellow creatives. Behind Ned is my first Big Ink woodblock printed in 2017.
We pulled three prints, one with the ghost printed in the opposite direction, and two straight on – this one I continued to add collaged images printed off other woodblocks in this series.


Remember two weeks to slow the curve? When I returned from a surf trip to Barbados mid March and settled into quarantine, I had two thoughts, the first of which was I would have an unobstructed period of time to work in my studio and get a lot done, the second of which was that I would swim like crazy and be in top condition for my scheduled hip replacement. The two outcomes ended up happening on a slightly different schedule. The pool closed and my surgery was postponed and I found I was in too much pain to get much work done in my studio. Happily, as the summer months settled in and the healing took place, an unexpected turn of events happened. It had been a few years with reduced mobility, so much so that I had almost forgotten what it felt to be my usual agile self. The renewed energy I suddenly felt threw me not back into my print shop but outside to begin a new series of sculptures.

The series I’ve titled Wave Riders – a reference to the Papai or body boards for wave skimming and riding. A friend who makes and rides them got me thinking about creating a series of boards, using liberties with shape, thickness, fins and water worthiness to assemble into an exhibition – along with new paintings and drawings – that will be accompanied by stories I’m creating to give the boards a context and history, albeit fictional.