My original intaglio prints are made by creating textures and grooves below the surface of zinc plates. The techniques I use most frequently are acid-etching and aquatinting, engraving, mezzotint, photo-etching, and drypoint. The plate is hand inked and wiped for each printing. Prints are pulled on damp rag paper which is subjected to the great pressure of my manual etching press. Some of the resulting images are then watercoloured.
"I turn to our natural environment for a sense of peace and solace and for artistic inspiration. Printmaking, my chosen medium, is very indirect and elusive. In these intaglio prints there is a sense of the mystery of the wild lands we all need in order to better know ourselves."
I am thrilled to be able to share my artwork with you.
News and Updates
Greetings from my Millbrook studio!
I had a very busy Fall and Christmas season but am just about caught up and looking forward to producing new etchings over the next few months. I’m really looking forward to my show schedule this year which is posted on my Upcoming Exhibitions page.
My solo traveling exhibition titled ‘Into the Woods’ is making its way back to Ontario from British Columbia and will be opening at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery in April and The Clarington Art Center in July. This exhibition will be traveling to public galleries and museums across Canada for the next three years. You can view the Exhibition Catalogue with excellent essays about my work online here. Here is a link to a video clip from my Gallery artists’ talk. Also links to a few reviews of the show: Here, Here and Here.
I am still happy to accept commissions. For information about this and to see some recent commissions, click here.
If you’d like to see some photographs from some of my recent travels including recent amazing old growth forest pictures from Vancouver Island Here is a link.
I hope to meet you at one of my shows and send you my best wishes for an excellent year,