T- shirts In 1988 I opened my gallery/store “Is It Art” on the 900 Block of Duval St. in Key West, Florida. I began selling my hand–screened and hand painted t-shirts to tourists and locals. These are some of the more popular designs that helped pay the rent, allowing me to explore other creative mediums.
Hand Printed Clothing 1990’s
Hand printed clothing Working with a dress designer in Pennsylvania, I came up with a line of hand-printed clothing – a more feminine and desirable line of comfortable, all cotton clothing, designed and hand-printed specifically for women under the Is It Art label. For several years the clothing line was sold all over the country, […]
Hand and screen-printed clothing
I began making one-of-a-kind, dyed/stenciled t-shirts for friends in the early 1980’s and soon found myself selling them to several trendy stores along Queen St. W in Toronto before moving to Key west in 1984. I continued exploring different forms of printmaking, adding printed drawstring pants and shorts to the mix and selling the unisex […]
Wall Hangings – (1982-1988)
Having dabbled in batik in Toronto in the ‘70s, I began experimenting with dyes and bleach, and developed a dye-stencil technique that began on t-shirts in the early ‘80s. After creating and selling hundreds of t-shirts to friends and trendy boutiques along Queen St. West, I felt confident in applying this technique to large-scale canvas. […]