Here's links to original pen & ink drawings
created for the Midnight Dread radio show by Deeling Gregory
for the lead art located on the masthead of freely distributed MD playlists in the 1980's. Art has been her
driving force for over twenty years. Free lance work in animation, printmaking and quiltmaking
has augmented her creative growth, while painting remains her primary
The human figure is often the principal subject of her work.
Sun latitudes, sonorous gems
I was born in l949 in Honolulu, Hawaii, which accounts for the
that when I might appear to be sitting on a settee or walking down a
aisle in the Northwest I am really and truly backfloating in the ocean at
or climbing a banyon tree or hiking by a stream in Manoa Valley---all as a
about ten or eleven years old. My childhood was indeed magical , and I
still think that all children had similar charmed lives; all children had
intelligent and creative parents and siblings and were treated with dignity
and a whole lot of love.
At the age of seventeen I left home for college at Stanford University
in Palo Alto,
California, where I proceeded to study all the academic subjects that the
the chairman of the mathematics department at the University of Hawaii might
expected to study. My sister convinced me to take some art history courses
figurative drawing class with her, and together with study abroad and
exposure to the
great art in museums and churches in Europe I was swept away.
After graduation I headed north to the San Francisco Art Institute,
where I mostly
drew from the figure and painted on my own. I lived there for thirty
the hills, enjoying the incredible views and utterly fascinated by the
panoply of faces and cultures.
So you must excuse me if I seem distant---I may be off in Hawaii or
or I might be painting a watercolor, in a sunlit place, with the pure
spirit of a child.
The light flickers, shadows dart
Leafy imps and pungent fruit
The tinkling of jade
A child smiles
Deeling Gregory, Fall l999
Deeling's wonder-filled website of amazing art: deeling.com
created by Ms. Deeling Catherine-Rose Gregory for the Midnight Dread playlists: