I believe in the importance of sound drawing abilities in order to express more creative capabilities. I really love doing my art, it has always been my real passion.

Location: Eastern Shore of Maryland, United States

Monday, June 03, 2013

Update of new work...

Most of you know that I am involved in the arts in many aspects through out my life. I am still painting, teaching (part time) and recently...well, not really recently, maybe for three years now I have been involved in making "Wearable Art"...jewelry.
I do shows in Maryland and Delaware and am fully licensed by both states. I also have online presence in several areas. One which will link you to several sites is:
 www. about.me/BeadPod327.com. The about.me site will link you to Flickr and my website www.beadpod327.com. I have recently posted on another site www.beadpod327.shophandmade.com.
Both websites will allow you to purchase through PayPal...to me this is a safe way to go when purchasing online for both the seller and the purchaser. You can contact me directly on my websites for more information or special requests for custom designed jewelry.
I have a QR code for those who have QR Reader Application on their devices. When you click on my QR code you will find out a lot of things about me, my background and my work experiences and probably more than what you may care to know.
Now to give a brief text about the jewelry I design...I make one-of-a-kind unique, beaded jewelry.
I use precious metals, Sterling Silver, Gold, Gold Filled, Brass, Vermeil and Pewter. I use Pearls, Fresh Water Pearls, Gemstones, Minerals, Lampwork Glass beads, Toho Glass beads, Bone, Wood, Shells and Leather.
My specialties are Wire Wrap and Kumihimo Braid, an ancient art of Japanese braidmaking.
I weave my own Kumihimo Braids using various weights of silk. I may also use fine, hand-rolled leather or various cotton fibers mixed in with the silk for visual interest. I embellish these braids with some of the items listed above to create beautiful necklaces...Wearable Art! All my jewelry comes with a Lifetime Guarantee which can be viewed on www.beadpod327.com.
I am looking forward to your feedback...hope to hear from you soon.

Friday, August 20, 2010

I have a new website listed in Germany that I was requested to become part of their online gallery. This will give me greater opportunity and exposure to the European markets. Please take some time to look at this site and some of the recent paintings that are posted. My new site is: www.mccupschalk.artists.de

Thursday, May 14, 2009

May 14, 2009
I had been heavily involved with the Art Institute and Gallery as their Director of Education. I completed all the tasks I felt needed to be done in order for AI&G to advance to a higher cultural level in Salisbury, Maryland. The many changes that I made toward this effort will benefit not only all the Instructors but also participants, whether it is in the Classroom or Gallery.
Now, I am focusing on my painting and my own studio where I do private tutoring and group classes. It is so good to be back doing the work that I love the most, Art.
I instruct Basic and Advanced Drawing using Still Life and Live Models. Also I have classes on and off site for Gyotaku (ancient fish printing), Wood Block and Silk Screen printing.
I have maintained my professional memberships with organizations that promote art and artistic endeavors. Since I left the Art Institute and Gallery, I have several students and I am also involved with commission work.
I am looking forward to increasing my studio classes and as well as having more time to paint.
Anyone interested in the above mentioned classes, please e-mail me.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Last April I created the Salisbury Community Canvas at the Salisbury Festival for the Art Institute and Gallery. We had a great turnout and this made all of us at the Art Institute and Gallery aware that there is a great desire among those that participated the need for artistic expression.

This year in 2008, I have coordinated the Book As Art event. It is a week-long program from May 3 to May 10 at the Art Institute and Gallery. This event will bring the "creative book" to the Eastern Shore. We will be featuring lectures, guided tours, programs for adult and children and exhibits. The Book As Art is open to the Public. Call the Art Institute and Gallery in Salisbury, Maryland for more information.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The gold filigree background accents the design format of the stylized Lotus Blossoms. The Beetle in the lower right of the painting represents a new day, a new beginning in the Egyptian Culture and also for me.

This a new direction for the art that I have done for so many years as a Graphic Designer. As stated in the header, "art is my real passion."

I envisioned doing acylic and gold painting for many years and finally decided that I was going to execute what was in my mind, my expression.

The information in my biography that follows gives a brief summary of some of the highlights in my career as a Graphic Designer.

The graphic design experience I gained throughout my career in both the pharmaceutical and industrial markets began with my education from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, PA.

Spanning the years as a graphic designer, medical illustrator, production director, marketing director and owner/manager of my design studio; receiving numerous awards attest to my capabilities. Projects included corporate identity programs, brochures, annual reports, direct mail campaigns, trade shows and traveling displays.

Some of my awards for Illustration and Design are from the Art Directors Club of Philadelphia, commendations from the President's Cabinet Member, Virginia Knauer and Singer Corporation for a power plant brochure that has been permanently placed in the Washington, DC Library Archives. Additionally one of the traveling displays to recruit nurses was televised on CBS.

Above: (Painting) LOTUS (approx. 24x36)
Left: Susquehanna Power Plant Brochure
Below: Interior view of Norfolk General Hospital Recruiting Bus

There has always been art in my life, my father was a concert violinist. My Dad told me that the conductor of the Chicago Symphony was a distant cousin. I started drawing pictures on the closet walls of the home where I was raised until my father brought home a large roll of white paper from the Dixie Cup Company. Now I could draw and color as much as I wanted without destroying their home.

There is art being done by my family today. It is so wonderful to have children become interested in the world of creativity and follow their own expressions.

Some other links are: www.msac.org (Maryland State Arts Council)
www.nmwa.org (National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC)
www.artinstituteandgallery.org (Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, MD)

The link to The Art institute and Gallery offers Workshops openerd to everyone. I am one of the Instructors and my Students range from 16 years of age to adults. I offer two Drawing Classes (one of which is advanced), Scratchboard, Block Printing and Gyotaku which is an earlier form of Japanese Fish Rubbing or Printing. For more information on these classes go online or call 410-546-4748.

If someone wants individualized training I will instruct a more concentrated course in my studio. For information e-mail me at dragonwingstudio@yahoo.com.

I was recently accepted to the the Visual Artist Registry of the Maryland State Arts Council. This is a great site to find many artists of different disciplines who have been approved by the Council. You will find my daughter there also. She does various forms of printing for the handmade books she designs. She is also skilled in Origami, paper folding. This coming Fall, she will be instructing at Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA. Her site is papercup.press.blogspot.com.

Other memberships include the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, the Salisbury/Wicomico Arts Council, Salisbury, MD and The Rehobeth Art League, Rehobeth, DE.

Presently, some of my works are at ARTIQUES in Snow Hill, MD 410-632-3885. Chesapeake Chiropractic, Salisbury, MD has some of my paintings in the reception area for sale 410-334-2233.

I have shown at the Art Institute and Gallery and at The Beachcombers Easel formerly of Ocean City, MD.

The following is a representation of some of my paintings:

Fernprint (approx. 42x36)

Blue Moon (approx. 5x7)

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