Completing the Smoke and Sparks series, overseeing its installation, and preparing reproductions took me well into mid-2008.
For a few months after that I have continued to paint plein air. Included here are several completed by mid-2008.
The first four paintings: Distorted Reflections (Bloomfield), Stans Market (Strip District),
Bellevue Library, I Remember When there was Water in There were hung concurrently with
Cityscapes and Escapes Show, but at the Watercolor Gallery as part of the 2007
Exhibition of the Plein Air Painters of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
In the Summer of 2008 I took a class on fiber collage from Sandy Kephart. With her encouragement, I rapidly
joined the Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh and changed directions devoting myself mostly to fiber collage and small art quilts, see my Fiber & Quilt page for my most recent work. I only occasionally paint now.
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