I am a designer/artist specializing in the creation of work for use in liturgical settings. This means that the majority of my work reflects the seasons, themes, and colors of the Christian liturgical calendar that enriches the worship life of many churches, parishes, and congregations.
My sources of inspiration include sacred texts, hymns, and the theological reflections and insights that emerge on the course of my own faith journey. My designs are informed by academic degrees in journalism and theology, extensive studies in art and surface design, and experience as a parish pastor and published author.
For many years, my art practice was focused on commissioned projects for churches and religious agencies. While that work was gratifying, the costliness of the materials used and the labor intensity of the processes employed in creating those projects meant that my work was available only to organizations with substantial financial resources. I often longed to make my work more broadly accessible.
Several years ago, I transitioned my practice to the development of digital designs for commercial printing onto fabrics, which I then used to create commissioned projects at a lower price point, making my work somewhat more accessible. More recently, I suspended my commission practice in order to focus on the creation of digital designs that I make available as print-on-demand fabrics for purchasers to use to in creating banners (now), as well as paraments and vestments (in the future).
The affordable price point for these fabrics makes my work accessible to parishes and congregations of many sizes and contexts. And I am privileged to now have opportunities to collaborate with local faith communities in creating quality liturgical art for their places of worship.
I welcome comments and inquiries about my work.