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Life Lace

These original artworks are inspired by texture, shape and color. I am interested in how the natural texture on the ginkgo leaves contrast the hand cut paper and the painted surface. The shapes of the Italian hand cut paper are taken directly from a plant I grew. All eight pieces make up that one plant. These eight artworks were made over many years. This is one of my favorite projects. The colors of the ginkgo leaves are vibrant and contrast with the calming teal blue of the scalloped paper. The textures and shapes of the painted elements and the collage elements are what make these pieces truly unique. The collage contains painting elements, real dried ginkgo leaves and hand cut Italian paper. 

Life Lace No. 1

Life Lace No. 1

Life Lace No. 2

Life Lace No. 2

Life Lace No. 3

Life Lace No. 3

Life Lace No. 4

Life Lace No. 4

Life Lace No. 5

Life Lace No. 5

Life Lace No. 6

Life Lace No. 6

Life Lace No. 7

Life Lace No. 7

Life Lace No. 8

Life Lace No. 8

Simple Beauty's First Bloom

I've issued a new larger print edition. At 20"x20" these are the largest prints I have available. These prints have the look of original paintings. They are printed on a textured watercolor paper with hand-torn deckled edges.The edition size is limited to 50 hand-signed and numbered prints. Available on Etsy.

There are six images in the Lenten Rose series. In this series, I studied every inch of the shape of over a dozen Lenten Rose plants. This flower although called a rose is not a rose at all. It is known to bloom around the time of Lent. Many people view this simple beauty as a symbol of new beginnings.

The Lenten Rose or Helleborus Orientalis may be the first flower of the season in the very early spring. The sepals are extremely long lasting and may persist throughout the summer. These perennials have an evergreen foliage that stands up well to the early spring temperatures.

Lenten Rose No. 2

Lenten Rose No. 2

Lenten Rose No. 4

Lenten Rose No. 4

Lenten Rose No. 5

Lenten Rose No. 5

Lenten Rose No. 1

Lenten Rose No. 1

Lenten Rose No. 3

Lenten Rose No. 3

Lenten Rose No. 6

Lenten Rose No. 6

New Ready-to-Frame Prints

These 8x10 archival, ultra-high quality giclée prints are on smooth watercolor paper printed with pigment inks said to last 200 years. All imaging for print preparation, as well as printing is done by me. I insist that the my print editions stand apart from the original artworks and have a life of there own.

Clover - 8x10 botanical print

Clover - 8x10 botanical print

Life Forms No. 3 - 8 x 10 botanical print

Life Forms No. 3 - 8 x 10 botanical print

Summer Weeds - 8 x 10 botanical print

Summer Weeds - 8 x 10 botanical print

Clear Existence: Sunshine - Linocut Prints

Clear Existence is a series of artwork inspired by silhouettes of trees. This series is about calmness and beauty in simplicity. As humans we consume ourselves with finding purpose in life. Trees, plants and most other life forms have that big question pretty well worked out and keep it simple.

The leaves on the silhouette on this print where those high above an open area. The tree stretched out its branches to reach the sunshine. Simply working calmly towards its goal.

Each print is made from a hand-carved linoleum block and printed by hand, one at a time, using two colors, warm yellow and gold, mixed on the block. The result is a unique print that looks hand painted.

 The prints are currently available on Etsy as cards printed on three different colored papers, grass green, sunshine yellow and papaya red. They are also available on Etsy framed.