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Firenze Workshop 2020

Viv and I were due to fly to Firenze tomorrow (May 3rd) for another experimental printmaking workshop with Ron Pokrasso and other American artist and friends. The terrible Corona virus has cancelled that, but Viv and I are determined to … Continue reading

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Finding my mojo in Florence!

After feeling like I had been going around an art loop for so long, my perseverance, experimentation, thought and practice finally paid off. The pre-print or blot had in effect opened up a vision of new possibilities in mark and … Continue reading

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Seeking my mojo in Florence

During the first two weeks of May, Viv and I went once more to refresh our art practice to Firenze on a monotype workshop run by the American master printmaker Ron Pokrasso pokrasso@shaening.com and Jane Pagliarulo. As before, the workshop … Continue reading

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Being an Artist in Florence (part 2)

The Marini experience Being a 21st century artist in Firenze is a strange experience. Though fascinated by the work of such trail blazing and great artists as Michelangelo, Donatello, Ghirlandaio, Ghiberti, Cimabue, Giotto et al., which was cutting edge in … Continue reading

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On Being an Artist in Florence (part 1)

Ah Firenze! My first sketch was from our hotel balcony, which over-looked what was the Medici sculpture garden where Michelangelo studied, so no pressure then for a visiting artist! Just beyond was the church of San Marco where the monk’s … Continue reading

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