Thursday, September 13, 2012

Art Prize 2012

I have been busy working on my piece for Art Prize - a relief panel measuring 4 feet by 16 feet of horses. My friend Ruben has been working on an Elephant sculpture that is 10 feet high by 8 feet wide and 11 feet long. We are calling our process "stone modeling," which has been a very interesting process. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Stone Etching

Dragonfly design in Pennsylvania blue stone

Having fun with stone.  I really like how the wings came out on the etching....

Monday, April 23, 2012

A new approach

I've been trying out some new techniques in capturing the local scenery. This piece is titled Michi-gami a landscape of the northern Lake Michigan Landscape. It's similar to the "Up North" series. All of my new prints are currently listed on my online shop.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Inspired by the Sky

Another new spring print. New at the shop, stop by!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Up North

Capturing the changing light of our Northern lake shore landscape.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Recycled, Reused, Renewed!

I made this table with a particular client in mind, it is around 18 inches high, approximate 36 inches across at the widest run. I entered it in the White River Gallery show, just to see what will happen. I have more of the tree trunk left over, I thought I might start cutting on it again today, or sometime this week. I would like to make some more tables, or other things, it will depend on what the log will produce.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

a Fruit a Day...

 Woodblock, intaglio and engravings.
A visit to my Shop 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New projects in a New Year

"Mirror Pond"

"Morning Catch"

Added a Cardinal feather to the back forest- much like the Bluejay feather in the front acreage.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Messing around with Jimi

Something different. Playing around iconic profile woodblock prints. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Gitche Gummee Series

Here is my "Gitche Gumee" series. There are currently three different prints using the same black key plate. The Ojibwe call the lake Gichigami, meaning "big water." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the name as "Gitche Gumee" in The Song of Hiawatha.

I have been thinking of local landscapes that draw connection to the Great Lakes region and some folklore directly related, like Gitche Gumee:

Bluejay Feather in our Forest

This feather, roughly 4 feet in height, fell to our wooded yard and can be seen from our nearby road along the lake. Maybe you will spot it?

Monday, December 19, 2011

International Print Exchange 2011

I've donated a print, "End of February" to the currently International Print Exchange 2011 show. You can buy my print or other's art to help raise money for future exchanges or you can visit my Etsy Shop to buy it directly from me.

"The International Print Exchange is an unjuried print exchange with no assigned theme, open to all, that celebrates fine art printmaking. This year they received a total of 88 print editions from 10 countries."

Check out their Flickr Gallery too.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Interview with the "Artists in West Michigan" blog

Diane and Julie of the "Artist of West Michigan" blog have recently interviewed me.

Being interviewed is an interesting introspective process - to really ponder who I am as an artist, the work I do, and the reasons for doing it and what I'd recommend to other artists. It's a fun process and a nice way to revisit my purpose and passion when it comes to art.

Here's a snippet:

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
When there is nothing else you can do about your present situation, or when you are waiting for something to occur, this is the best time to be working on something you like to work on.
One of the hardest things for artists to do is to stand apart from everyone else. How long did it take you to come up with your own style and signature look?
I’m still working on it. I believe that how we make things is influenced by our perspective of the world we live in. Life continuously changes, at times when we don’t even want it to. When I think of a “personal style”, I’m not too sure of what to say. We go through so many changes that it has to show up in the art we make.
What is your inspiration for your pieces? What keeps you motivated?
Most of the time I think I am doing what I am supposed to be doing. In terms of making art, for me, it is the action of making it. In printmaking, carving out the plates is most gratifying. During a drawing session, the act of placing the figure on paper, then allowing the development of composition to unfold has a sort of fascination. There are times when I find myself in the Muskegon Museum of Art, standing in front of the Curry painting, or looking for the Charles Burchfield trees. If time allows, I might look up some other printmakers on the internet.  There are all sorts of areas in the world where you will find art history to look at.
If you'd like to know more about my work, please read Diane and Julie's interview - it was great fun.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Work on Display - The Dogwood Center

Come visit my work at the Dogwood Center. My printmaking will be on display until November 26th. It's the best time to support local artists for your holiday shopping.

Monday, November 14, 2011