White Line vs Black Line

There are two basic methods for creating an image with a block print.Both have their place and artistic merit, but in this blog I want to share my thoughts on the two. With white line carving you carve away the lines that will remain on the paper un-inked.  The paper reveals the image.  The result can look similar to a …

Welcome to Our New Website!

I have loved to draw since I could first pick up a pencil, and I have loved block printingsince I could hold a carving tool. The wonderful and ancient process of carving in relief andprinting by hand has been my passion for over half a century. There is a special magic in the thrillIn pulling the first print from a …

The Artist as Creator

Why does anyone create visual art? Personally, I am motivated by the inherent freedom and power of the act of creating. When I start on a new blank piece of paper, I am the master of my universe, andI am not constrained by anyone else’s rules or systems. I create my world of art in my own image, but I …

My Process

My prints always begin as a drawing, either drawn directly on location or working from a photograph. I draw on translucent vellum so that when completed, I can flip it over and transfer it to the wood or linoleum block using carbon paper. At this point, the image is upside down, and will be carved that way so that the …