Red River Series, variation, monoprint with collage 2016, 15” x 15”
Kalin Prints: 40 Nevis Road, Tivoli 12583 |845-417-3830 | 4 entry stairs.
My mother was an art teacher – Manilla paper and crayons, and scissors and paints were plentiful. I felt rich for having a thick stack of paper and a drawing space built of shelves my brother made into a desk, just my 5-year-old height, from boards and bricks in the family coat closet. Drawing was what I loved most. I drew and painted our animals, the garden, my parents, and our Catskill and Cape Cod surroundings. That was 60 years ago, and I find those memories to be my truest and keenest sources. They often prompt my current prints and drawings.
The primary focus of my work is process and the joy of working with materials. My drawings and prints use beautiful, refined papers and inks, which I combine with unorthodox found materials. I have a devotion to natural forms to which I add subtle color and drawing. These are highly composed, strictly structured pieces with the addition of my hand-printed papers. They have a sense of mystery and other worldliness with fragile line, and delicate color. Others are studies in vivid colors and are formal compositions with horizon, water and hand-printed atmospheric patterns.