- Texas, USA
"I have been working at art since 1960, mostly
with oil and acrylic painting and more recently with
various print mediums. " - Darrell
- Cluj, Romania
The young artist Alexandru explains how to make art
linocuts and presents his linocuts gallery.
- Oregon, USA
"In the last few years my work has been about
contrast and balance, in the work itself and metaphorically
in my life. This new body of work takes the quality
of a decision to a new level. Is this doorway or entrance
or tunnel, an opportunity or a risk? Is there a treat,
real or implied? Do we take a chance and go into an
entrance, climb over an obstacle, climb through that
window, squeeze through that innocent looking space,
or go left or right at a cross roads? Are we comfortable
with the status quo or will we change things for the
sake of adventure and change itself? What are the
colors of our choice? Are they safe colors? This is
interesting to me as I have made choices I regret
as well as choices I delight in. Which piece will
represent your choice as a viewer? " - Barbara
- PA. USA
Besides their individual works, the two artists have
found collaboration rewarding. They work together
to create color reduction relief prints, a process
which makes use of each of their areas of expertise
(Tom's carving, Margo's drawing). The resulting prints
have been exhibited nationally and collected internationally.
- Sydney, Australia
I work mostly in photopolymer etching to make pictures
which draw peoples’ attention to the details
in nature. I also enjoy using natural found objects
with etchings to make delicate collages.
- Colorado, USA
I enjoy working in intaglio, and lithography, but
most recently have worked primarily in relief. My
images are built around metaphors containing shepherds
- California, USA
I use traditional print methods (woodcuts, linocuts,
dry point) often combining them with new computer-based
techniques like pronto plates (polymer plate lithography).
Most of my prints are monoprints (one-of-a kind prints
on a traditional print matrix), although I ocassionally
do editions. I also make artist books using prints.
New Hampshire, USA
Author of the book, "Foam is Where the Art is"
and Highly regarded Instructor at Plymouth State University.
Offering Polystyrene prints, paintings, and quilts.
"One of the finest teachers I have had the priviledge
of learning from. She has a passionate for art that
is visible in her warm and honest smile." - Robert
- Ontario, Canada
I do woodcut , mezzotint, dry point, and monotyp.
I am a lithographer as well.
- North Carolina, USA
From childhood reading and drawing were my passions,
and I combined them by illustrating my favorite books.
My life-long love to poetry had a great impression
on my work. Like a short piece of poetry that can
say more with less words than a long novel, so a graphic
image, laconic and powerful, can convey much "on
a limited budget".
Printmaking eventually became my favorite medium probably
because not only the roots of early book printing
and printmaking were entwined, not only they used
the same equipment, but they still affect each other
in the modern world. Black and white linocuts helped
me to polish my sense of composition, to refine engraving
technique, and to develop my present artistic style.
Lately, I tried a new painterly approach in my linocuts.
I started using multiple plates, reduction technique,
and gradient inking (also known as rainbow inking)
to produce complex prints with subtlety and uniqueness
of a monotype. Uniting strong concepts and expressive
graphics, I strive to create visual metaphors with
multiple layers of meaning.
- Nebraska, USA
Screenprints, lithographs, monotypes and installations
concerning the contemporary American landscape and
- Brooklyn, NewYork
More than any other art form, printmaking gives me
freedom to articulate my constant flow of images—some
emerging slowly, some rushing almost too fast to catch.
The moment of printing happens after a long process
of sketching forms and often cutting intricate stencils
to separate color and delineate space (a skill I learned
during my ten years as a layout/mechanical artist).
I like to combine techniques, such as intaglio and
monoprinting, or laying stencils over hand-drawn images.
Whatever techniques I use, my primary focus is to
imbue my images with life energy, an anima that touches
people. I am very particular as to how specific figures,
abstract shapes and color work in concert with each
other. But, at its best, the composition is accomplished
with spontaneity and without inhibition.
For me, the work is a transformational processing
of my own experiences, including those as a clinical
social worker. People seem to recognize something
familiar in my imagery. I think it serves not only
as a window into my unique world, but as a window
into their world as well—one they may not have
looked through before. My work is quite accessible
and intimate. The complex layering of the prints may
function as an allegorical space where people can
make their own meaning.
- Pennsylvania, USA
"My printmaking activity focuses mainly on woodcut
and etching, and to a lesser extent mezzotint. I enjoy
woodcut for its portability and immediacy, and the
intaglio techniques for the wide range of possible
tones and textures. In recent years my work has focused
on portraiture; but I don't think of these prints
as portraits in the conventional sense, but rather
as compositions that happen to depict specific people.
It's not important to me that the viewer know the
identity of the sitter. I'd rather they
appreciate the arrangement of form and tone. "
- California, USA
I do copper plate photogravure - specializing in portraiture,
figures and images of people.