Calligraphy has been a huge part of my art practice. I have been setting pen to paper for over 40 years. Watching a fresh inked letter – like magic – form under my pen still captivates me.
As I transition into some form of “retirement” where I am prioritizing my own creative pursuits, there are many kinds of projects I will no longer take on. Nevertheless, if you have something in mind, feel free to contact me and I can let you know if it is something I can do.
I begin every calligraphic logo design with pen on paper and convert it to vector art to edit and allow for flexibility of scale without degrading image quality. My illustrated logos, whether or not they include calligraphy, are created with the same creative and technical care. Take a look at a few near the bottom of my Illustration page.
Sweeney™ is my first type design. Sweeney has a simple uncial side and a set of alternate glyphs (Sweeney Linocut) that includes initial caps, some swashed characters and components for celtic borders. It is available from Monotype.
Words that are repeated in a pattern take on new identity. I find this fascinating. You can find these and more of my fabric designs on my page at Spoonflower, an on-demand, digital printing company that prints custom fabric and wallpaper, .
I began teaching calligraphy around 1980 and have taught at colleges, community centers and camps. I am a great believer in hands-on classroom learning and strong foundational skills.
If you are interested in taking a class, contact me to be put on my list. (classes will most likely be in the Lansing, Michigan area but I occasionally teach workshops out of town).
If you are interested in offering a class or workshop through your organization, I can develop a learning experience that fits most circumstances; from a short introduction, to a one-day intensive workshop or classes that meet for several sessions.