About Gene:

History and Training

I have had the good fortune to study acrylic and watercolor with teaching artists - Joan Blackburn, Janet Rogers and Wayne Spradley. The instruction I have received from these fine artists expands my horizons and strengthens my art.

I have studied weaving with Denise Prince. Attendance at the International Saori Conference in Peachtree City, Georgia (2014) provided access to study with some of the Japanese instructors including Kenzo Jo. Kenzo is the son of Misao Jo, developer of the Saori way of weaving.

My quilting study has been under a variety of teachers, both in person and online. My quilting style is somewhat unconventional and freeform. The study of design principles and abstraction in art have greatly influenced my quilting style.

Artist Statement

When I am creating, I am in my happy place. I believe that I was "created in the image of a creator" thus it is only natural that I have an aptitude and a need to create.

Gene Black