In October we lost a wonderful friend, colleague, avid photographer and artist, Darlene Lyon Kruse. I have always loved Darlene's Polaroid Transfers, the one above being one of my favorites. Darlene's work can be seen on her website: http://www.darlenelyonkruse.com ~David
I love to draw and I love surprises. Printmaking allows me to experience these pleasures together. In prints I can explore natural and abstract forms by creating carved blocks, etched plates or cut stencils. I use a Whelan press to print the blocks and at the end of the effort I have a family of original prints that surprise me and inspire the next exploration.
Mary's art is not defined by any particular style; paintings range from botanical watercolors to impressionistic oils, taking cues from interactions with daily life - the hues of an avocado on a happy tablecloth or a memory triggered by something as seemingly ordinary as a plate of pancakes.