Representation in Colorado and Minnesota:
My etchings are available for purchase at Mary
Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, Colorado.The Gallery, 5311 Western Ave., Unit 112, Boulder,
CO 80301.Call for weekly hours or an appointment at 303-938-1588.
I am attracted to all aspects of the natural world and find inspiration
in the little bits: the florescent yellow lichen encrusted rock, the weathered scales of a pine cone, or the woven bird nest.
In these small things I see replication of organic lines and shapes that ripple through the larger landscape. Grasses bent
to fit the curve of a bird nest like the curving oxbow lines of a stream. The whorl of hair on a horse’s flank spirals
out like an unfurling fern frond. The patterns of nature create a formal natural connectivity from small objects to large
My multiple plate
prints are composed intuitively, usually starting with an intaglio plate made from a detailed drawing. I then combine it with
other plates that may establish an analogy of imagery, be that line or shape or color. Other prints may express the relationship
of the subject to habitat or landscape. This aspect of the process is the most creative and exciting for me and opens a window
of endless printing options
About the Etchings
are original, hand produced prints. All prints are made one-at-a-time, inked by hand and printed using a hand cranked
printing press. Since they are inked and printed by hand, hence there are slight variations in each print. Each print is considered
an original, even if it is part of an edition, A single print is often labeled with a 1/1 to indicate that only one of these
was made. In an edition the prints are labeled by the sequence printed with the edition quantity next; 1/20, 2/20, etc.
Chine Colle' means chinese paper. In printmaking, a thin (often handmade*) paper is misted with water, then sprinkled
with powered wheat paste and placed on top of the inked plate, paste side up. A sheet of dampened heavier printmaking
paper is laid over this and the whole thing is run through the press. The image is printed on the colle' paper as it is
glued to the base paper. Colle' papers are used to add texture, color or even images to a print. I like to use papers
that have little plant bits embedded in them to enhance my images from nature. *Most of the colle' papers I use are made
in Japan, Thailand and Nepal.
Call me at my studio 303-423-2687 or cell 720-355-9048.
I'm working in my studio everyday,
so don't hesitate to call
|Etching with chine colle'
|The mottled paper is colle' paper.