This page was last updated: September 29, 2018
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Self-taught, following a career in semi-conductors and raising a family, at last! at the liberating age of fifty-something, I engaged once again in art. In 2009, at the age of sixty, I returned to my original love for printmaking, specifically, to linocut and began carving multi-color linocuts using the reductive process. I love clean lines, flat planes of color and simplicity of design. I am grateful that my linocuts have been awarded prizes, published as cover art, and are enjoyed by collectors across the United States and world-wide.
In 2011, my husband and I moved to the historic and picturesque town of Placerville, California where I now enjoy creating overlooking the bounty of beauty these Sierra foothills inspire.
WHAT IS LINOCUT?
LINOCUT is a printmaking technique, similar to woodcut, in which linoleum is carved using tools (similar to woodcutting tools) to cut away the negative areas. After rolling ink onto the relief image, I place archival paper on top and burnish by hand, a barren and with the back bowl of a wooden spoon. After sufficient hand-pressing & inking, I pull the print, re-ink and pull another.
Linocuts are numbered and signed in pencil. Linocut images have, at minimum, a 1" border. All prints are original linocuts, unless noted as a giclee.
" Printmaking is fun because it takes a perfectly simple process like drawing and
makes it as complicated and error prone as possible." - George Bodmer
THE REDUCTIVE LINOCUT: A MULTI-COLOR PRINTING PROCESS FROM A SINGLE BLOCK
As the above scrolling images illustrate, my multi-color linocuts do not use a separate block for each color. Rather I carve a single linoleum block for ALL colors, so that the image emerges after a progressive series of carvings and inkings. Essentially, the block is further reduced as each layer is carved. Because I am "destroying" the block, once my printing edition is complete, I can print no more! Hence, my editions of original linocuts is extremely limited.
"Go With the Flow" is a reductive linocut of three colors, inspired by a photo I snapped while camping in Colorado.
ABOUT THE LINOCUT PROCESS & THE ARTIST
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MORE THAN 150 LINOLEUM BLOCKS carved by yours truly line bookshelves, inspired by a love of nature, personal experiences and photos I've taken between the door and the gate. The process begins with drawing on the block, then carving, inking and finally hand pulling (no printing press) the paper from the linoleum surface for the big reveal!