Artist Journal

Occasional posts about work coming from the studio and announcements about shows I'm in.

blue explosions on a yellow field in the colors of the Ukrainian flag

2 color screenprint on Stonehenge paper, 10" x 8", 2022

Work on view at Second State Press
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 14:05
New Adjusted and Transformed
Please join me at Second State Press on Friday, May 27th from 6:00-7:30pm to celebrate the opening of New Adjusted and Transformed!
Second State Press is located in the basement of the Crane Arts Building at:
1400 N American St B103
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Exhibition Dates: May 24th- June 28th
south wall of gallery 2
...for the sake of free vision, a solo show at Da Vinci Art Alliance
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 14:44

Recent work is on view through May 13 in Gallery 2 at Da Vinci Art Alliance, 704 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147.

Open Gallery Hours: Wednesday 6-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm

The entrance banner in the atrium of the Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The black and white triangular motif announces the importance of geometric patterning in the arts of Africa.

Entrance banner in the atrium of the Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The black and white triangular motif announces the importance of geometric patterning in the arts of Africa.

Inspiration from Creative Africa
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 20:52

This summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art is featuring art, textiles, design and architecture from Africa. Starting with a loan exhibition from the Penn Museum’s distinguished collection of African materials, the exhibits feature contemporary photography, fashion, textile design, and architecture, as well as traditional textiles and ritual objects. I know almost nothing about Africa, so I learned much about the people and culture of this fascinating continent.

Scribbled Triangles, monotype print available in my Etsy Shop

New Work in my Etsy Shop
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 12:15

I’ve added a series of 5 monotypes to my Etsy Shop. I was inspired by two things: the current MoMA exhibit on Degas and his monotypes, and a recent workshop at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

black and white striped triangles in a horizontal grid, seen through a top layer of light gray. Vibrating Triangles (Gray on Black) by Bill Brookover
Award Winner!
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 12:43

My piece, Vibrating Triangles (Gray on Black), won an Honorable Mention award at Trenton Artworks 3rd Annual Print Exhibition. This is the piece I wrote about last month as I was framing it for the show.

close up of shadow box strips

Strips of acid-free backing board glued into position. The strips hold the glass in place and create a shadow box so the print can be mounted floating free without a mat.

Framing My Work
Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 18:06

I've been framing a new piece that was recently accepted in to the Third Annual Juried Print Exhibition at Artworks Trenton. I have to deliver it this week, so it's been on the work table in the studio.

the studio work table with inks and tools shared by the class

All the paper, inks, and tools you need are included in the lab fees. Buy the supplies you want to use at home afer you learn to use them in class.

Discovering Printmaking at Fleisher, Jan 2016
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 15:52

Come learn easy ways to make prints in class and at home. You'll learn to print without a press using easy and safe printing techniques that are non-toxic and water based. I'll show you simple techniques you can continue at home on your own kitchen table. You'll learn simple printing methods that will express your artistic creativity. You'll see lots of examples of prints by well-known artists as well as previous student work We'll look at our work and learn from each other in a welcoming community environment.