Woodblock printmaking helps me to slow down and take notice – promoting a state of focus and calm, a feeling of being at home.
People often comment that they connect to my work because of the mood it emotes. Others say they are attracted to it because of the place it represents, or because of the colors.
Whatever has drawn you to my work, I’m glad you are here.
I learned the time-honored process of Japanese woodblock printmaking in Tokyo in 1998 and have been dedicated to these methods ever since.
This slow-going process from 17th century Japan allows me to feel more in tune with times past and present. It sometimes makes me think of our unique place in the whole universe, and I feel connected with a larger order.
I am honored to share my work and this message with you. Please browse my website and let me know if you have any questions.
These note cards were created in the spirit of spreading the joy of exchanging beautiful, touchable messages.
Offered in 8 thematic volumes, each set contains 8 digitally reproduced images of my original woodblock prints and Environmental® tan envelopes.
For the love of paper. For the love of writing. For the love to love. Available at my online shop and at select stores.
Using a visual language of shapes, colors, and textures, my woodblock prints tell stories about places I have explored and revered. Most of my imagery is representative of the Great Lakes region. I have also chosen scenes in Japan (where I learned this art form), the coast of Oregon, and other magnificent areas that have caught my attention during my travels.
When I’m not carving, printing or writing about my work, I’m likely out on the trails enjoying a good hike or ski. But being from the Great Lakes region, my greatest passion is water – whether to be in it, on it, or to use as my muse.
My work may be found in collections at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Muskegon Museum of Art, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and in many other public and private holdings worldwide. I have received more than a dozen national awards for my work (including my documentary film), and have taught over 35 workshops nationally and internationally. My Complete CV.
Thanks so much for visiting. Please do feel free to contact me with any questions.
Have a wonderful day!
* Original Woodblock Prints * Guest Lecturer and Instructor * Documentary Film * Note Cards *
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