Sunday, August 7, 2016

First Impressions

After an inspired time in Florida last winter, I am pleased to announce my first exhibit of etchings. I learned the process from my friend and teacher, master printer Ron Garrett at his studio Raga Press in Boca Raton. We began with linocuts, moved on to Plexiglass etching, then graduated to metal plates, first zinc then copper. It is a wonderful somewhat mysterious process that blends my hand craft skills with my drawing ability, and balances control with surprise in a great balance.

My printmaking pursuits were extended with a workshop in Hudson, NY at Inky Editions with Lisa Mackie, producing prints with yet another new technique called carborundum. All to be continued.