|Artist / Creator||Deb Parsons Menke|
|Place of Publication||Helena, MT|
|Author of Text||Deb Parsons Menke|
|Medium / Materials||Broadside on paper; watercolor, gouache, brushes, Mitchell nibs.|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||22 x 13 inches|
There must be, should be, some optimism left? The poem I wrote, portions of which are in this piece, revealed to myself that somewhere I still have left a few of those dreams I had when I was 20. Dare I write for public reading that more than 30 years have passed since then... what happened? Sigh, I hope I can find them again, and again.
Artist BioDeb Parsons Menke has been pursuing art in its myriad of forms since childhood. After graduating with a BA in Graphic Design, she pursued creativity in the advertising industry, eventually moving onto freelance and lettering art. The focus of Deb's artwork has been calligraphy, painting and illustration since 1998. Her work has been published in various national magazines such as Victoria, Smithsonian, and Somerset Studio. Deb's calligraphic art has been exhibited in regional galleries and is seen in numerous homes, greeting cards, prints and calendars including The Calligraphers Engagement Calendars and The Printery House Desk Calendars. Deb resides in Helena, Montana with her husband Mark and two inherited dogs. They are blessed with three grown children. Deb is the current president of the Montana state calligraphers' guild, Big Sky Scribes, www.bigskyscribes.org. She occasionally teaches at the Holter Museum in Helena to share her love of hand lettering and art.