Original one of kind Monotypes

Recent large prints. Paper size 22″ x 30″.

These will be framed and available for delivery in the Spring.
If you are interested in purchasing these original artworks, please contact me for more information and prices. If you are interested in this artwork as a reproduction, please contact me.

Welcome to the New Year!

Monotypes are one of a kind prints, made by creating an original painting on a surface, called a plate. Then, by placing paper on top of the plate and pulling it through a printing press with the correct amount of pressure applied, the painting transfers to the paper that results in the artwork being created. These are original one of a kind prints, although as you can see below, I created a “ghost” print by pulling the same plate through the press again for a “ghostly” image.

The first two images I created from impressions I’ve had of the area I live in–the moon reflecting on the flowing or frozen Rio Grande River or upon glassy snow. Snowfall, is how the snow appears on the small spruce and fir trees in the mountains–big undisturbed clumps of fluffiness. And the last two are from a memory I have of flying a kite with my next door 80 year old neighbor and a little boy named Grayson this past summer.

Contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of this work. Thanks!

National Small Print Show

Three of my prints have been accepted into the Creede Arts Council National Small Print show. This year they have a virtual exhibition of the accepted work, that is available for sale through their auction which offers a bid or buy now price.

The Cottontail has been awarded a Sponsors Choice Award. Many thanks to Shelly Dee at the Creede Hotel for this honor.

Mark you calendars for JUNE 15, 2021 to support the artists and the Creede Arts Council:


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Collage of Trout and Water reflections

I love to go fishing in small streams in Creede, Colorado. The streams are no wider than 10-15 feet at the most, have shallow gravel beds, muddy beaver ponds, deep pockets of water in the bends, are hidden yet open, undulating between wide and small, swift and placid, tangled and free.

Foliage touches surfaces of the water, grass drapes into it, providing shelter for the trout in the undercuts. The colorful willow tree with its narrow leaves contrast with pointy texture against the dense spruce and pines,  leaves and bark change throughout the seasons, from silvery gray, to bright yellow new growth, dense saturated green leaves changing to bright yellow.

The water is clear, bright, ice-cold, sometimes so much so that ice hangs off the willow branches that dangle in the water in early Spring. The rocks below the surface are mostly naked, devoid of moss, sometimes with branches tucked between them from a frustrated fisherman tearing off a fly eater branch or from the trimmings of a beaver. Deadwood wedges in as well from the spring runoff, and lay among a huge variety of textured, colored,  boulders and smaller rocks, spotted, stripped, silver, gray, red, blue-green with an occasional fleck of metallic silver, or gold floating in the gravely sand between them.

I really love that I am able to see easily; the decorative bottom of the streams; the fish rise, turn and hit just feet from me, the sun dancing, glinting and sparkling in the water, the reflection of grass and trees wiggling on the surface, a glimpse of the intense blue sky glimmering between the shadows of the pines, cast among the rocks and the spots of a fish turned on its side. All thrown together in a moment.

These collages are capturing my viewpoint, looking into the stream from above.  Just add the sound of water, and a tug of a fish on a line.

Created by carefully tearing up my paintings, and placing them in compositions to form a collage.

Framed size 12″ x 12″. Price: $225. Contact me for more information.

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