I’m excited to be participating in the annual PaperWorks Holiday Show and Sell again this year. PaperWorks is an amazing group of people devoted to you guessed it, the paper arts. This includes paper making, book making, printmaking, collage, paper sculpture and all other paper related art forms you can imagine.

The event is happening this Thursday, November 15, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the St. Philips Episcopal Church in Tucson, at the intersection of River and Campbell Roads, in the Murphey Gallery.

I’ve been working hard on art work to sell at this show. “Color Spots” are 6″ x 6″ inch colorful abstract paintings on panels created to sit on mantles or shelves, or to be hung singly or in groups to brighten up small spots in your home or office. They’ll make great gifts for co-workers, friends, relatives, teachers, neighbors, and just about anyone (in my humble opinion).

Red Dots, acrylic on panel painting 6" x 6"


Leaf Drift acrylic painting 6" x 6" on panel


I’ve also been creating collage cards, using paste paper that I’ve made. Paste paper is a technique in which paint is thickened and then manipulated with various tools on paper to create a variety of textures and patterns. (There’s also paste paper used as insets in the small paintings above, by the way). Here are a couple examples of the types of images on the cards.

Collage Card 1, cards made by piecing paste paper together


Collage Card 2-paste paper cut and assembled together on cards

I’ll be selling the original cards and also packets of reproductions of the cards.

A series of my artist made books, with reproductions of my paintings, cards with reproductions of my paintings and more will also be available. All make great gifts–for yourself or for others.

And there will be lots of other artists showing lots of paper related artwork from which to choose for your Holiday gift giving. I hope to see you there!