This exhibition is about five printmakers demonstrating their skills in a joint exhibition. Whatever technique is used, a keypoint about the prints in this show is that each one is produced by hand. Original prints are not reproductions, they are original works of art created by the artist who is deliberately creating an effect that cannot be achieved any other way. The exhibition demonstrates the wide variety of techniques, media, styles and subjects that are covered by the term ’printmaker’. It is our memberships at 7 Suns Printmaking that brings us together but it is our passion for printing that unites our artwork.
Inspired by a large array of artist such as Edward Hopper, Edvard Munch and Auguste Rodin, and writers such as Fitzgerald, Steinbeck and the bible, my current art works explores history, time and mood by interpretations of photography, written word, music, and color. My goal is to tell a story in a single frame. A book with a single chapter. My current chosen medium has been acrylic on board, or canvas but my most recent art includes intaglio and mono-print. I have begun showing work over the past 18 months and have been accepted to three juried shows in this time.
Bud is a painter and illustrator living in Connecticut. As an illustrator, Bud’s clients include Magic: The Gathering and Dark Horse Comics. Bud teaches art at Quinebaug Valley Community College and is an instructor for L’Atelier au Ch?teau – an intensive drawing program in France for American high school students. Bud enjoys drawing, painting, sculpting and printmaking.
Doreen is a printmaker teaching and living in RI. She has taught printmaking and painting at the high school level for twenty years. Doreen is owner and director of 7 Suns Printmaking, a community printmaking studio offering classes and memberships for local printers. Doreen’s focus is on maintaining an environmentally friendly and affordable opportunity for printmaking in the RI and southeastern MA areas.
Patrick received a BFA in architecture from MassArt in 2011. He is a Boston-based artist, designer, and maker who enjoys working in the niche between the art and design worlds. He makes prints, works with wood, acrylic, glass, ceramics, and loves to draw. He spends his days planning alumni events as Alumni Relations Coordinator at MassArt and continues his studio practice when not at his desk.
Jay is a painter and printmaker living in East Providence, Rhode Island. Jay’s paintings and prints range from Providence urban landscapes to koi ponds from recent travels. Since a young child Jay has always enjoyed drawing and painting. As an adolescent He took private oil painting lessons at The Jean Lee Gallery in Stow, MA. He received a BFA in Illustration and Design from the University of Lowell (UMASS). He has also studied at The Worcester Art Museum, Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park and The East Side Art Center.