I have always loved printmaking. For many years I did silk screen printing and still occasionally create screened images on handmade paper that I can then overlay on to paintings, playing with the idea of how the meaning of an image changes in a different context. Block printing holds a fascination for me, it’s graphic qualities allowing the bite of blade into surface to add a texture and energy that can’t be found anywhere else.
The monoprints shown here are made with watercolor layered on plates. The image is then lifted or released from the plate by using a press or rubbed by hand from the back, which creates a reverse print onto dampened paper.