#arewereachingyou?

Winter will be spent organizing workshops for a unique driftwood and pyrography project spring - fall 2020. These workshops will be free and open to the public with locations throughout Southeastern Connecticut to be announced in early spring.

A pilot project was completed on Monhegan Island, Maine in August 2019. People on the island were asked, "If you could send a word or short phrase out into the world to spread positive thinking, what would it be?" Their answers were burned into driftwood found on the island. The driftwood was then cast back into the ocean by Captain Mike, one of the ferrymen on the island. Let's see where it turns up.

Photographs of the first driftwood piece can be found on Instagram @arewereachingyou?

Want to attend or host a workshop? Send an email by March 1st to paintdragondesign@gmail.com.

Exhibitions

No current exhibitions scheduled. Please send inquiries to paintdragondesign@gmail.com

Selected Past Exhibitions

2019 Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Mystic Museum of Art
2018 Clare Gallery, The Webs We Weave
2018 Spirol Gallery, Danielson, CT
2018 The Lifeguard
2017 Gallery Seasons, Sofia Bulgaria
2016 Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT (Curated)
2016 Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT, (Award recipient, Juror: Leigh Tarentino)
2015 Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Mystic Museum of Art (Award recipient, Jurors: Jaclyn Conely and Mark Patnode)
2014 Mount Dora Art Center, Mount Dora, Florida (Jurors: Kim Bernard/Susan Loden)
2013 Cambridge Art Association Biennial RED, Cambridge, MA (Juror: Amy Sadao)
2013 Hygienic Art Park The Ice Carnival, New London, CT
2012 Playa del Fuego, Townsend, DE (Grant Funded)
2011 Connecticut College, New London, CT
2010 Sculpture Garden, Black Rock City, NV

Honors

2017 The Orpheus Foundation, Griffis Art Center & Griffis Foundation, Artist in Residence, Polkovnik Serafimovo, Bulgaria

2017 Regional Initiative Grant Recipient for Blacklight Garden by the Connecticut Office of the Arts

2016 Juror's Award for Migration: Within & Without at the Mystic Museum of Art exhibit Black & White

2016 Regional Initiative Grant Recipient for the Ice Carnival IV by the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition

2015 Juror's Award, CAFA 104th Annual Exhibition

2013-2014: Artist in Residence, Goodwin College Early Childhood Magnet School, East Hartford, CT

2012-2014: Board Member, Hygienic Art Galleries

2013-2016: Board Member, outCT

2013 Scholarship Grant, Seventh International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA

2012 Grant Recipient, Playa del Fuego Art Fund, Townsend, DE

Full CV