Drawing: pen & ink illustration, graphic non-fiction
Painting: fine signs & murals
Functional Art: bookbinding & papercraft
I grew up in Seattle, spent my early twenties as a vagabond crafter/street vendor and farm apprentice, and moved to the islands when I was 25. I came to study Permaculture and organic farming, and I still love to garden and work on my land.
I may be best known on Lopez as a Sign Painter, but my true love is drawing in pen & ink. In addition, I have become obsessed with binding books and working with paper over the past few years. I worked at Island Bound Books on Orcas Island for 6 years, even after moving to Lopez in 1998, but didn't start binding on my own until several years later, sort of on a whim. In 2012 I got more serious and attended an 8 week session at the Penland School of Crafts, where I learned traditional binding styles and archival restoration skills.
In December 2012, I scored an amazing studio space near where I live on Dill Road. I'm now working in my studio & bindery full time and have a growing online business, as well as being a member of Village Arts, a small collective craft shop in Lopez Village.
P.O. Box 806
Lopez Island, WA 98261
Slow Art Studio & Bindery
1008 B Dill Road
An art studio and book bindery, open by chance, or by appointment. I'm there almost every afternoon.
Book-binding and paper-crafting classes are being offered this summer through the FRC summer workshops.
Etsy tutoring and support sessions are starting may 26. See Lopez Rocks for ads and info.