Music and Art In Your Backyard

GREGORY LAVENDER

"I am a Visual Artist, with a career in product design. I have a B.F. A. in Industrial Design from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and currently work as a senior product designer in the toy industry.

The Visual Arts has been an important part of my life since receiving coloring books as a child. When I finished a coloring book I would get paper and try to create my own coloring books.

 Drawing and painting are a few of the mediums I use, but in recent years my focus has been printmaking. My artwork acts as a counter balance to my product design work, which tend to have many constraints. For me the physical process of carving linoleum blocks gives me the opportunity to release creativity and energy. Hopefully some of that energy transfers to the final piece."