2022 Art Workshop Schedule

Here’s my upcoming teaching schedule with links and information. Sign-ups for my spring workshops at the Smithsonian, and summer workshops in Yosemite Valley are open. You can find the links on the right sidebar. Please contact me if you want to be on a mailing list for new workshop announcements and updates.  I usually teach 2 times […]

Audubon Naturalist Society Zoom talk

Into_the_woods

    Head outside to find your nature muse!    On Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm I will show how the natural world, its colors, shapes, and scale influences all of my artwork. Become a close observer of nature by examining and printing leaves and fish and learn to meditate outdoors with family and […]

Peek …Into the Woods

Sugar Maple leaf

Into the Woods: Families Making Art in Nature was just released on two more platforms, the Barnes and Noble Nook and the Rakuten Kobo. Just the right size to tuck into a bag or pocket, the paperback version is available on Amazon.  Look to the right on this page for Watercolor Printed Leaves, a free […]

Into the Woods: It’s out!

Into-the-wood

  PAPERBACK IS OUT! •     KINDLE RELEASE JUNE 3:  PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON   •     APPLE BOOKS release date:   JUNE 10  • Discover your family’s inner artist in the great outdoors!  Into the Woods includes  12+ chapters of family-friendly games and art activities designed to engage the senses and get your family in touch with nature at any […]

Hand prints and Nature Prints

Here are a few photos of hand-printed clothing that was to have been (using that verb tense a lot these days!) in the Marblehead show.  I had planned to exhibit a selection of women’s shirts, canvas bags, and black aprons. I printed most of what you see here last fall (before all the leaves dropped), […]

Leaves Two Ways: Yosemite Valley

I’ll be an artist-in-residence at Yosemite in June, based in the Happy Isles Art and Nature Center.  If you will be in the valley, come join the art class from 10-2 PM Monday to Saturday. You’ll learn to draw, paint and print leaves from the Sierra Nevada, no need to bring anything but yourself and […]

Smithsonian Classes: Fish and Leaf Prints

Fierston-school-fish

This spring I’m teaching for the first time at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.! On April 27, I’ll be teaching watercolor and printmaking in a 5 hour workshop called Leaves Two Ways.    First you’ll transform contour drawings of leaves into transparent watercolor paintings.  Then you’ll use the same leaves to make leaf prints using […]

Georgetown Public Art

  I received this mural commission in July 2018 to design and paint eight nine-foot columns in an open-air plaza at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Over eight days, my assistant Morgan and I started at 7 AM to avoid the July heat. First we primed and then painted the columns, taping and painting […]

New Yosemite watercolors

  Yosemite Falls in June (watercolor and ink on paper, 8 x 6 inches) and two other new paintings from my time in the park this past June show up in the new video by SR/A Gallery in Chevy Chase MD.   You’ll find them in the first 30 seconds of this 1 minute video. […]

Summer in the Sierra

If you’re traveling out west this summer, I’ll be in Yosemite National Park for two weeks as an artist-in-residence beginning June 11. I’ll be teaching a 4 hour class called Painting and Printing the Park each day (except Sunday) from 10-2. Here’s a link to more info on the Yosemite Conservancy site. I’ll be posting […]

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