I've been a professional artist for 30 years.
I have created over 100 etchings; a small portion are shown here.
Older etchings may be discontinued, editions do eventually
New etchings are always underway.
Additionally, I create works in colored pencil & acrylic.
Thank you for your interest in original art!
My Etchings are hand pulled, limited edition (25) prints, artists proof prints, or open edition prints; You will occasionally see one-of-a-kind block prints, monotypes, and monoprints, colored pencil drawings, and acrylic paintings.
Prints are sold as "print only", but occasionally will be offered as matted. Due to shipping costs and hassles, framed art is not offered.
Many of my etchings and drawings are available at
ART BEAT OF HAYWARD in downtown Hayward Wisconsin.
I have been a printmaker for over 30 years, and although I have worked in all the variations of printmaking, it is basic etching that I continue to focus on. It is the medium that seems to fall most naturally into my hands. I have a portfolio of over 100 etchings; they represent a wide range of interests. The subjects I have chosen for my artwork, which includes colored pencil drawings and acrylic paintings, have always been quite varied.
The next print might be a scene that interests me, or a subject I find to be visually unusual. My prints might make a subtle commentary or portray a familiar landscape. Quite often an idea for an image just comes to my mind unexpectedly. Rather that ‘rein in’ all these ideas, I tend to trust my instincts, grab that latest idea and decide how I will proceed to make it into a print. A strong idea usually translates into a successful image.
Moving these subjects from an idea all the way to printing is a relatively direct process for me, especially if I am certain of what I intend to do. I might draw the image directly on a plate with very little pre-planning or sketching. But, if I am unsure of exactly how to move my idea into 2-D, a drawing will come first. Despite how I arrive there, the resulting final print will still have come from a long exploratory process, probably with unexpected developments.
It is a medium that requires a relaxed patience.
I personally hand~print all of my etchings in very small editions which are signed and numbered. I also create open edition etchings.
Over the past few years, I have been exploring related processes to create more complex prints. I have phased out of woodcuts, and now block prints, I explore new methods such as monoprints, which combine various types of printmaking to create a final artwork.
I try to remain loosely structured in my approach to printmaking, because the technical skills required could easily overwhelm the spontaneity we all want to have in creating art.