My work has always focused on emotional as well as mythic and fantasy themes and, in addition, reflects my abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. Most recently, I have been working in pastels while continuing small ink and watercolor drawings of imaginary creatures. The latter is a continuation of the fantasy themes that have dominated my work since childhood. There is stuff to see at http://mmgilbert.wordpress.com
Over the past 10 years, I have authored and illustrated the “Horoscope” series, a bi-monthly forecast (http://prognoster.wordpress.com that offers dangerous advice, a novel grasp of astronomy and an odd drawing of some sort for its recipients. I am currently working fitfully on an illustrated book for adults called, “The Lizards in our Lives.”
I have been drawing and painting all my life. I studied with Edward Millman, one of the Depression-era WPA Muralists, during his brief tenure at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I have also studied studio arts at Purchase College and, for a number of years, at the Art Students League in New York.
I don’t keep good records of shows. Some recognitions: a Best in Show at the Mamaroneck Artists Guild and Blue Dot recognition at the Art Students League. My work is in private collections in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Texas, Pennsylvania and California.