Doreen Gay Kassel
My art has always been my work, school and recreation.
Drawing, painting, sculpting is what I do.
Working with polymer has allowed me to sculpt and paint and find an enthusiastic group of people to share my work with. I draw on things that are uncommon and comfortably common, animals, stuff that's old & worn and children's books and fairy tales. I've recently begun work on an exciting botanical series that I'll be teaching and expanding on. I teach, wholesale, retail and license my work. My teaching has exposed me to so many warm and talented people, it's taken me to Europe, all over the USA and I'm beginning my first online class soon.
I've written articles for Art Doll Quarterly and other publications, along with my children's book illustrations and I'm mapping out a book on my techniques and projects.
A recent return to life in NYC has me looking at things in new ways and I'm enjoying life here - especially the new drawings I've been doing on the subway and in my new urban home.
My images have been used for books, magazines, toys, puzzles, posters, greeting cards, wall art, ornaments & textiles. Along with individual collectors, clients have ranged from National Geographic, Unicef & Smithsonian to HBO, People Magazine & Newsweek.