3006 SW 14th CT, Cape Coral, FL 33914
Birthdate: April 6th, 1961, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
BFA Printmaking and Photography, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, NY, 1983
MFA Glass Art, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 1987
ASSISTANT For glass artist William Carlson, Urbana, IL, 1987-1999
1986-1999 Numerous glass art exhibitions in the Midwest and on the East Coast
2014 Transformation, Art League of Fort Myers (FL), (2nd Place)
2015 Wild Florida, Naples Art Association (FL)
Mother Nature, Naples Art Association (FL)
Order/Disorder, Naples Art Association (FL)
Printmaking: A Juried Exhibition, Lee County Alliance for the Arts (FL)
Flora and Fauna, Big Arts Sanibel (FL), (Merit Award)
Art of the HeART, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (FL)
29th Annual All Florida, Lee County Alliance for the Arts (FL)
Mechanical, Lee County Alliance for the Arts (FL)
Art in 3-D, Big Arts Sanibel (FL), (Merit Award)
Art in Flight: A 10 Year Anniversary, Southwest Florida International Airport Exhibition
In the News
2015 Geometric: Abstract Playfulness Shapes Guy Tieman’s New Artwork, Gulf & Main Magazine, Nov/Dec
Art in Flight: A 10-Year Anniversary (2005-2015), http://www.flylcpa.com/
Mechanical Juried Exhibition Opens October 2 At The Alliance, The River Weekly News
Statement and Resume
As we age, we tend to lose our ability to explore, express and take risks.
As a child growing up on the East Coast, I loved creating art. In my 20s and 30s, I focused on printmaking and photography (BFA), and on glass art (MFA). Living in the Midwest, I was William Carlson’s artist assistant. And I was a glass artist with pieces in several galleries. By my 40s, with two young sons in tow, I moved to Southwest Florida, got a “real job,” and focused on raising my kids.
Now, in my 50s, with my sons in high school, I’ve begun creating art for myself again. I’ve avoided the intricacies and labor of glass art and focused on print and drawing and wood and paint—art that allows me to experience the true satisfaction of artistic expression.
Currently I’m working on two series: “Scribbles + Bits” (print and drawing) and “Of Tinkertoys and Crayons” (wood and paint). I begin a “Scribbles + Bits” with paper and pencil and simple, drawn lines and forms. I react and respond to the lines and forms by adding simple, printed, colored shapes and forms made of paper and wood. I begin an “Of Tinkertoys and Crayons” with wood and paint—the body for the piece. In complimentary reaction, I build windows (pockets) in the body and fill them with dowels of different colors, shapes, and sizes.Through my art I’m trying to reconnect with my childlike ability to explore, express and take risks, with the simple goal of enjoying the experience of being creative. I hope that you enjoy the results.
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