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 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, […]
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 […]
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. […]