In my home studio my concentration is on traditional etchings and unique collagraph monoprints. The subject matter is the landscape, both regionally and from my travels abroad.
As a printmaker I use both traditional and innovative techniques in my etchings, collagraphs and monoprints. Each of these original graphic arts methods is used to achieve a particular effect. Etched lines are bitten into a zinc or copper plate with acid wherever the artist has drawn through an acid proof resist. Ink is pressed into these lines and then wiped from the topmost surface of the plate. Dampened paper is placed over the plate and it is turned through an etching press. Each time another impression is pulled, the plate must be re-inked and wiped. Fine line work, detail and a variety of tone and texture are best achieved through the etching techniques of direct bite, soft ground transfer and aquatint. The etching technique of embossing creates a raised impression on the print.