We are a husband and wife team who create decorative mirrors together using images from the natural world, illuminated books, art history, and architecture. Our immediate surroundings on Mount Desert Island also provide us with a continuing source of ideas and inspiration. While our materials and techniques are traditional and straightforward, our aim is whimsical and fun. Our mirrors may reflect much more than their physical surroundings; viewers respond to both the image and what they bring to it. We have been collaborating in this work for nearly thirty years, yet continue to explore and develop new images and techniques. Our work is regularly featured at craft shows and galleries in Maine and around the country, including the Philadelphia Museum of Arts Craft Show and Smithsonian Craft Show.
Nancy McCormick is an artist and painter. She brings a depth of knowledge about the history of European and American art to her intimate abstract landscapes. She works in water color, collage, and egg tempera. Her work is regularly featured in the Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Nancy also has done illustrations for many books at High Loft Press, including woodcuts for Marguerite Yourcenar’s A Series of Sketches for Kou-Kou-Hai. She holds a BFA in Art History from Denison University.
Paul Monfredo is an expert gilder and framer who has spent years exploring the techniques and materials used in traditional framing. He learned gilding from Eugene R. Witten, a painter and gilder in Shushan, New York. Paul has framed many important works of art for collectors, galleries, and artists. His work has appeared in major museums, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Portland Museum of Art.