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All my original prints are concieved of and created within a particular printmaking process such as Lithography (either stone and/or ball-grained aluminium plates), Intaglio, Silk Screen, Relief Printmaking, or a combination of these four processes. Some editions also contain handwork Prisma colour conte sticks and/or water colour), and collage elements.


Hand printed Etching with Colour Viscosity Blend
Paper: Arches 100% archival cotton rag paper
Paper Size: 38 x 38 cm; 15" x 15"
Image Size: 29 x 24 cm; 11 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Number of Prints in Edition: 7. Numbered: 1/7 - 7/7
Artist's Proofs: 0
Studio Proofs: 0
Trial Proofs: 1/2 - 2/2
Number of Prints Available: 3
Price: $170.00 Canadian


About the Image: as a Masters student I had to take a number of courses to fulfill the requirements of the program. I took a course called "Primitive and Folk Art". This course had a profound effect on my work and my thinking of what Art is, and what Art can be. I was introduced to art styles and forms from around the world. "California Sheep" was inspired by the  petroglyphs found in the South Western United States.

California Sheep

  • This is an original work of art created within the printmaking medium of Colour Viscosity Etching. The image was inked first in a Burnt Umber/Brown etching ink, then a colour blend made up of modified etching inks was rolled over the surface.

    Method: Once I am satisfied with the image, I print the edition using either black etching ink or a combination of coloured etching ink and modified litho ink. The paper is pre-soaked in water for two hours, blotted to remove the excess water and sealed in a plastic bag. It is left overnight to allow the water to "equalize". The paper feels only slightly moist when I am printing the edition. I print all my own work using either a direct pressure lithographic press or an etching press. My Editions are small with 2 to 10 prints per Edition.

    Printmaking is generally a time-consuming process, but each printmaking medium has unique visual characteristics that are not found in any other medium. I find this to be the most interesting and exciting aspect of creating original works of art in printmaking.

    Purchase includes a copy of the Canadian Print Documentation Form filled out by me while creating this work of art. This form documents the number of runs, colours, and procedures that I used when creating this image.

    Canadian Print Documentation Form

    Purchase of any of my Original Prints includes a copy of the Canadian Print Documentation Form. This form is endorsed and supported by the Canada Council Art Bank, Canadian Museum Association, Malaspina Printmaker’s Society, Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Open Studio and Professional Art Dealers Association of Canada. It documents the number of runs, colours, and procedures that I used when creating a particular image. It is proof that the work is an Original work of art as opposed to an “Off-Set Reproduction”, "Poster" or “Fine Art Print” of a pre-existing work of art created in a different medium, such as painting or drawing.

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