A bit about my art studio

After graduating from California State University Sacramento in 1976 with a BA in Art, I was determined to earn a living as an artist and moved to New York City. While attending grad school at Pratt Institute, I gradually adapted to living on the upper Eastside in a tiny railroad apartment with the bathtub in the kitchen.

Days after receiving a masters in fine arts, ME Design studio was founded on Madison avenue. (Approximately a closet-sized sublet in an ad agency.) Driven by meager funds, fierce naïveté, and the will to survive, cold calls were made. Surprisingly publishing companies began to call. The business of graphic design before the computer involved many vendors, a drawing table, T-square, mechanical pencils, technical pens, rubber cement, and numerous other supplies. I taught myself through trial and mostly error, how to set typography by using transfer letters, reading books and magazines, taking classes, and joining graphic design clubs.

My fascination with design begins with my interest in art and design history. Walking through galleries, libraries or museums to dialog with my favorite artists, some living many dead, amuses me. Above all art education and graphic design earns my living and painting is my passion: watercolor, oil and now mostly computer. Review the pictorial language that defines me as a human being and respectfully allows me to contribute a few words to a life-long art conversation.

 

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