I am often asked about my network, and how I have built it. People routinely call me to ask if I can connect them with someone, or if I know anybody who might be able to help them. I am happy to make connections, both for myself and for others, as it is through my […]
I started doing batiks over twenty-five years ago. Back then I used cotton and muslin as they were inexpensive, accepted basic dyes well and I could experiment without feeling I had to keep every piece I created. As I progressed in the craft I started to experiment with Procion dyes which are a powdered, fiber-reactive […]
In the last two months I had the opportunity to teach two very different workshops. One was a technique-oriented batik workshop and the other explored the Seminole Indian patch working style. Both of these experiences renewed my love of my art and also made me realize that I really like helping others create. I enjoyed […]
Muffy Clark Gill Muted Swan, mixed media, 24 x 78.5 in I always talk about my work being a series of “happy accidents”, but sometimes those accidents can turn into near calamities. Not every painting that I create turns out exactly the way I envision it. For example, I recently wanted to create a painting of […]
I know I haven’t written a blog posting in a while-I’ve been so wrapped up in creating and organizing my artwork (not to mention exhibiting and creating a revised website) For 2014, I decided that I wanted to get back into chronicling my ideas and inspirations for my art. I have a lot of work […]
In March of this year, Assistant Professor of Art at Florida Gulf Coast University, Andy Owen, ran a 4 day program titled The Steamroller Project. The program utilizes printing plates that are made by students and artists that are printed by inking the plates, placing acid-free paper over the plates, and then pressing the inked […]
During art shows, gallery exhibitions, or school demonstrations, people often look at my Batik paintings and ask me “How do you do such a complex painting process: or “You must have a lot of patience to create your work”. This blog is dedicated to understanding why I paint, and my creative process.