I love to teach. Silk painting is especially fun to teach because the silk dye colors are so vibrant and rich, and the application can be so simple. The first pieces a student makes are usually joyous and fun, and often very beautiful simply because of the materials we are using.
Come and take a 4 day class with me at North Cascades Institute's Environmental Learning Center. I will be one of three instructors July 16-19. Art Afield: Diablo Creative Arts Retreat" will host a calligraphy and a watercolor class alongside our silk painting class. We can cross-fertilize by using calligraphy and watercolor techniques in our silk painting. http://ncascades.org/
If you'd rather spend a whole week painting on silk, come to the Grunewald Guild near Leavenworth WA July 20-26. The Guild is an interfaith sanctuary for art and spirit. We will be shareing time there with paper clay sculptors, printmakers, stained glass artists and wood sculptors. http://artfaith.com/
Interested in painting? I work with oils, acrylics,watercolor, silk dye on silk, and stained glass. My work tends towards realism, a titch towards magic realism, and definitely towards the colorful and emotional.
Interested in public art? I work a lot with churches, as I believe that art can change the world. Churches at their best are venues for radical cultural change. My artistic goal in making art for churches is to help tie the rhythms, beauty and wisdom of sacred creation back into our humanly constructed sacred spaces.