Upcoming Events

"A Wild Beauty"

October 14, 2016

Coconino Art Center

My etching "Oak Creek #2" will be part of the inaugural exhibition of a new gallery space at this beautiful art center. Opening reception is Friday, October 14 from 4-6, and the show will be up until December 17.

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Holiday Card Making Workshop

November 7 - 28, 2016

Coconino Art Center

In this four week workshop we will make our own holiday cards using easy-to-master relief printmaking techniques. Great for beginners to advanced, this will be a playful, fun workshop.

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Creative Monotype

November 12 and 13, 2016

Sedona Art Center

Come with me and learn to make Monotypes!
Monotype is a great medium for anyone who has never made a print. The creative possibilities of the painterly prints are endless! We will create many works in a fun fast-paced environment, and we will leave with fresh ideas that will inspire us.

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Dale's Tree 2_8

Etching with chine colle

36in x 30in

The prints in this gallery were made through the process of copperplate etching or zinc plate etching. To etch, I coat a metal plate in an acid-resistant coating, draw through that with a needle to expose metal in places, then immerse the plate in an acid bath. Where the acid touches the metal it etches lines, and those lines will hold ink when I print. I often make an image by printing several plates over each other, using different colors of ink.

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Sunrise on Mount Elden with Supermoon

Linoleum block and woodcut

12in x 37in

Woodcut, or relief printmaking, is a medium that allows me great freedom to use layers of color in very expressive ways. I sometimes also use linoleum blocks to add shapes to my relief prints.

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Sunflowers for Helen

Acrylic on Canvas

48in x 48in

My paintings vary in size and medium. In this gallery you will see some small, spontaneous plein air paintings that I make on location when I visit inspiring places. You will also see some acrylic paintings and some oil paintings created in studio. In my studio I have more flexibility in size and time, and the result is often larger paintings built up in layers and glazes.

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Hybrid Prints

Bluemont No. 4

Woodcut, collograph, oil and encaustic

12in x 24in

Often just one medium is not enough for me to express what I have to say. Here you will see prints combining etching, woodcut, painting and encaustic. Each medium brings a different kind of mark to the print, and I love mixing them up!

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