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Life in the Finger Lakes magazine – Off the Easel

Life in the Finger Lakes magazine – Off the Easel

Nancy McCarthy recently wrote about me in “Life in the Finger Lakes” magazine! I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to share a little bit of my recent (and not so recent) past as well as my journey as an artist. Here’s a reprint of the article…

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Making the “Lake View” block print

Making the “Lake View” block print

Do you have a happy memory of time spent near water? Where everything you did was about being in, on, or beside that beautiful water? One of my happiest childhood memories is spending time at my friends’ summer cottage. While we swam, sunbathed, picnicked and... Read more →
Making “Autumn Glow” Block Print

Making “Autumn Glow” Block Print

I took this photo while exploring country roads on a beautiful October day. I want to capture the warm sparkle of the leaves amid the cool green pines. Also, that little path into the dark woods is intriguing. What if there were a sunlit clearing way in there?   The... Read more →
“SPRING MIST”  and Simple Pleasures

“SPRING MIST” and Simple Pleasures

  Chapter One It’s late April again, and Bob and I are at the old country house with my brother Chris, performing our family’s 77-year-old annual ritual of opening the house for the summer. For the first couple of days, there are actual chores: Heavy... Read more →
Making “Sunlit Stream” block prints

Making “Sunlit Stream” block prints

Late last Summer I took a long walk in a wooded glen, and found inspiration  for a new block print.     But that was the year of many shows and little time for new art.  So it is now mid-January, and the making of “Sunlit Stream” can finally begin.   Printmaker friend... Read more →
Lakeside Wood and Stone Wall

Lakeside Wood and Stone Wall

Lakeside Wood October, 2009: Bob and I are on a road trip to Primrose Hill, our rustic country house in the hills of Vermont. I’ve done this drive a million times, but we are having so much fun that somehow we miss a turn and find ourselves lost. I consult the... Read more →
The Story of “Seasons IV” Block Prints

The Story of “Seasons IV” Block Prints

This is a reprinting of some bits from my e-newsletter and Facebook “Notes” page, with a new addition at the end: a slide show of the printing progression. If you’ve already read the story, skip on down to the slides.    While making the slide show,... Read more →
The Story of the Shakespeare Print

The Story of the Shakespeare Print

  To order one of the last signed,    limited edition prints, click here As the world seems to become scarier, a chicken such as I (and perhaps you) becomes even more nervous and trembly than usual. Clucking turns to squawking, sleeping turns to fretting and... Read more →
Making “High Desert Juniper” block print

Making “High Desert Juniper” block print

      One day last summer while stalking our kids on Facebook, and I see a beautiful photo posted by my friend Robert Shear, of sunset from his back yard in Utah. It’s a scrubby desert landscape, a lone tree, and distant mountains. The photo has little in common... Read more →