The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! My journey from living in Florida as a professional artist back to my roots in Northern New York this spring has been a valuable experience for an artist.  I grew up in the Summer in Clayton New York on the River my entire life.  Returning to the St. Lawrence has been an incredible experience.  I have been connecting with various art centers and arts councils again in my Northern World.  I find that my art and my work is much more universal from working in the south for almost 20 years. Universal meaning it is not influenced by one location but from Travel and lifestyle, my art has become less about where I am and more about who I am in the world.  My latest gallery entry was to the Dunedin Fine Arts Center for their Souvenir show in June. I used a vintage fishing Luer and I created my international souvenir art from that.  I have been throwing on the wheel again at the local art center. It had been about 5 years since I touched clay and it felt wonderful to be back working in it.  I had studied Film at VCFA for my MFA and that took a big chunk of my time the last 3 years.  Moving and being an artist is not really that bad because we always participate in shows far from home. We always are used to working collaboratively but also can work long hours on our own as well.  I am teaching at  SUNY Adirondack and I am teaching animation online to students. The Journey begins to the Northern world where I lived most of my life really and I had missed it here tremendously.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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