|Blurbarian Since||April 2012|
|My Web Site||tba|
|Location||New York, NY, USA|
|My Occupation||retired Professor of Fine Arts|
I was born in Coventry, England during the Second World
War. When I was ten we moved to a remote village in rural Northamptonshire.
In l965 I emigrated to New York, studied Photography and Painting at Cooper Union Art School. In 1981 I finished my M.A. in Media Studies at the New School. In the same year I was hired for a full-time teaching position in the Department of Fine Arts at New York Institute of Technology.
I began experimenting with various hands-on techniques on darkroom prints: painted-on developer, hand coloring, painted on emulsion, mark making. Digital mixed media was a natural progression for me. I can work with digital imaging technology and interact with the photographic image with gestural brush strokes, to give more of a feeling of immediacy.
|Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...|
I am working on a photo book about the first 40 years of the West Side Community Garden,|
New York City.
|Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...|
Anselm Kiefer & Sigmar Polke (Germany). Grayson Perry (British Turner Prize,|
“Pots.”) William Kentridge (South Africa, hand drawn animation and theater production.) The Italian Futurists (sourcing photographic studies of movement).
David Hockney (British)
Digital Art Studio. Techniques for Combining Inkjet Printing with Traditional Art Materials. Watson-Guptill, 2004
Digital Alchemy. Printmaking techniques for fine art, photography and
Mixed media. Watson-Guptill. 2011.