My work begins with drawings from life. Drawing to me is
the study and appreciation of form and life.
Printmaking (specifically Intaglio and Relief) is the way that I extend my drawings. As the print develops in the metal, wood or linoleum matrix unforeseen things happen. The materials themselves lend something to the image. The dimensional lines, the rich ink and endless tones and textures of the etchings and the blocky shapes and lines of the relief prints lend emphasis to the drawing. I greatly appreciate proofing the prints; tuning up the colors, adding elements and adjusting others by scraping them away or lightening them. Printmaking, for me, also makes drawing less precious and vulnerable.
Printmaking is often called the Democratic Art Form.