I suppose I can call myself an opportunistic artist since I have no strong commitment to one way of doing things. Yes, I do watercolors. It is my main medium. But I do other media as well and each media seems to call for a different part of me.
In my watercolors I sometimes try to be realistic but never totally so. Yet in other instances, I take several photographs and combine elements from each to make a dramatic statement. I still others I work from rapid sketches done at performances of the dance or the theater.
These sketches work wonderfully well in my silicone intaglio prints. Often these sketches are directly drawn on the program of the event and all that information is included in the print.
My collages might start with something I picked up from the street. Of they might start with a theater sketch and I fill in the spaces with colored paper, crayons, watercolors or other media.
Sometimes News events start me going as for example, the piece I call Requiem for Mathew. This piece was made to remember Mathew Shephard who was beaten and left to die while tied to a fence in Wyoming because he was gay.
... Karl J. Volk
Grinnell Library, Wappingers Falls,N.Y. 1980
Benedictine Hospital, Kingston,N.Y. 1985
Bardavon Theater Gallery, Poughkeepsie,N.Y.
Cuneen Hackett Cultural Center,Pkpsie,N.Y.1988
Vassar College Center G'ly,Pkpsie,N.Y.1998,'97,'95
Unitarian Fellowship of Pkpsie,1992,'98,'99,'97,'00
Cesar's Restaurant, Pkpsie,1994
Harriman Public Library, 1994
Restaurant in the Park,Baird Park,Pleasant Valley,1994
Bellport Unitarian Fellowship,Bellport L.I.NY,1994
Romaine Brooks Gallery, albany,NY.1995
Katerskill Gallery, Columbia Greene CC,Hudson,NY,1995
Pinebush Area Arts Council,Pinebush,NY. 1995
Cunneen Hackett Cult.CEnter. Pkpsie,NY. 1995
Howland Cultural Center,Beacon,NY.1995
Tarrantelli Gallery,Pkpsie,NY. 1996
Jasmine Restaurant,Peekskill,NY. 1998
Bank of NY., Middletown,NY. 1998
Marist College Extension,Fishkill,NY. 1996,'98.
Boriken Gallery,New Paltz,2000
Marvuli Gallery, Ocean shores,Wa. 1999
Strathmore Hall Center,Bethesda,Md. 1999
New Visions Gallery,Marshfield,Wi. 1999
First Frontier Collage Soc.Austin,Tx, 1999
Ann Leonard Gallery, Woodstock,NY. ONGOING
Fulton Street Gallery,Troy,NY. 1997,'98,'99
Woodstock Art Assoc. Wdstock,NY. 1993,'94,'96,'
Maple Brook School, Dover,NY.1998
Mountain Top Gallery, Windham,NY.1996,'97,'98,'99,'00
Vincent Louis Gallery, Art Pride ,NY.1998,'99
OIA Media Madness,NY. 1998
Hilton Head National,NC.1998
Greene Cty.,Art Assoc.,Catskill,NY.1991,
St. Francis Hospital Gallery,Pkpsie,NY. 1992
Kent Art Association,Kent,CT.,1993,'94,'95,
1996, '97,'98, '99,'00,'01
Lyric Gallery,Highland,NY., 1998
Highland Culturl Center,Highland,NY., 19997,'98,'99
Leslie Lohman Gallery,NY,NY.,1999
Barrett House Art Center,Pkpsie,NY., 1993,
1994, '95, '96, '96, '97, '98, '99, '00
Aspects and Perspectives, 350 Myrtle Avenue
New Century Gallery, NY,NY. 1998, '99, '00, '01
Gallery on the Square, Danville,Ky.2001
Bellevue Art Museum,Bellevue,Wa. April 2001 Slocum Galleries,East Tennessee
State U. Johnson City
Wasco,Healdsburg, Ca. 8/2001 ("Falls at Johnson Vt,")
Susquehanna Art Society, Ssqha.Pa., 6/2001
Art Group,NY,NY., Nacked Truth Show, 6/2001
("Reading Her Beads")
Tivoli Artrists Co-op, Art of the Found, 6/20001
Christmas Show, domzale, Slovenia, 12/2001
Impact Artist Gallery, williamsville,NY., 8/2001
Kingston Art Society, Doodles Show, 5,2001
Cooperstown Art Assoc. National, Cooperstown,NY.
Tivoli Artist Co-0p, Tivoli,NY., Air,Earth,Fire, Water
Lowe Gallery,Hudson Guild,NY.,NY. 8,2000
Lexington Art League,Lex.Ky. 20001
Taos art Museum ,Toas.NM, 7,2000.