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Though trained in traditional calligraphy and letter arts, with a degree in both Visual Fine Arts and Graphic Design, my work is an exploration in the more creative and personal aspects of lettering and mark making. Using color, shape, texture, design and a variety of media, including the computer, I strive to create images that express and enhance my personal response to text. Each piece, whether for commission, market or exhibit, is unique.
I have exhibited widely in New England, have had my
I find the written word the most prominent inspiration for my artistic expression. My work frequently involves research into symbolism, both archetypal and cultural, in an effort to bring a deeper connection into the piece. When working specifically with text, I strive to integrate the letterforms with the conceptual background I have conceived.
Many of my designs are created in the moment in response to text that I find personally relevant or meaningful. Other times, however, the exploration of design has inspired the use of a complementary text.
For both personal and commission work, I explore my response to text and the meaning and emotion that is evoked. Then, using a variety of media, including watercolor, gouache, pastel, ink, photo transfer, collage and gilding, I work to convey that visually.
$50 – $1500
For over 25 years I trained in formal and historical calligraphy, book arts and all media related to the art of hand lettering. In 2009 I earned my AS degree in Visual Fine Arts and my AS degree in Graphic Design from Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.
Calligraphy Guild of Indianapolis, Hendricks County Arts Council, Indianapolis Art Center, Artistic Designs Gallery
Published Work: Historical lettering illustrations for Script & Scribble by Kitty Burns Florey, published by Melville House Publishing Co., 2008; Second Place Award, Indiana State Fair, Professional Fine Art, Calligraphy Class, 2011; Excellence Award, Illustration, Tunxis Community College, 2007; TXCC Foundation Award, Drawing, 2008
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