Designs On Silk Artist Phyllis Gordon has explored the nuances of Silk Painting for nearly 30 years. Originally working in oil and watercolor for many years, silk has become her canvas and textile dyes her palette.
Phyllis' studies included coursework in color theory, design, drawing, oil painting and watercolor at art programs including Barnstone Studios and The Baum Art School, Framingham State University, community colleges and with local artists in New England and the NorthEast states. Since 1996, she has focused on painting on silk; the perfect culmination of all her interests.
Seminars, conferences and workshops with respected silk artists and surface designers include Susan Louise Moyer, Jan Janis, Karen Sistek, Natasha Foucalt, Suzanne Punch, Kiranada Benjamin, Mary Edna Fraser and many others. Phyllis has been an active member of Silk Painters International (SPIN) since 2000.
Her two decade evolution as a respected painter on silk has included participation in juried fine art shows, boutiques and private showings in New England and the NorthEast and invitations to display her wearables and paintings in the following Silk Painters International conferences:
"Asian Art, Botanicals on Silk" at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington DC. 2002
Silk paintings of Venetian themes (3) at the juried SPIN biennial Festival "Silk in Transition" at Arrowmont School of Art & Craft 2016.
In 2018 her painting of 'Lago di Carezza' was accepted for show in the SPIN Festival "Transcendent Silk...Beyond the Ordinary". at Arrowmont School of Art & Craft.
Active in local art associations in the Washington DC area, Phyllis is a resident artist at Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville, Maryland and a member artist at Artists on Market - (a co-op gallery) in Gaithersburg, MD.
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