Being fairly new to relief prints I’m still experimenting with styles and approaches. I’ve been influenced by the prints of Fannie Mennen, Mary Azarian, Antonio Frasconi, Gustave Baumann, Picasso, and Japanese printmakers.
Wood is my material of choice as it is warm, natural and so pleasant to carve with good sharp tools.
I print on acid free paper using a wooden spoon or baren to transfer the print. Multiple colors are achieved 3 different ways. 1. A separate block is carved for each color. 2. All colors are carved from one block. This is called a reduction print or suicide block. 3. A black and white print is colored with watercolors. I use all three techniques.
Some of my prints have been selected to be made into cards which are printed by a commercial printer.