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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.


Woodcut; 24k gold leaf
Paper: Arches100% archival cotton rag paper
Paper Size: 38.1 x 28.1cm;
15" x 11 1/4"
Image Size: 29.2 x 18.5cm;
11 1/2" x 7 3/8"
Number of Prints in Edition: 6. Numbered: 1/6 - 6/6
Artists Proofs: 1/2 - 2/2
Studio Proofs: 0
Number of Prints Available: 4
Price: $240.00 Canadian


About the Image: I studied numerous Art History classes while working towards my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. I was particularily fond of Italian Medieval, International Gothic and Renaissance Art. This piece was inspired by the Maestà di Santa Trinita by the Italian medieval artist Cimabue, dating to c. 1290–1300. In Cimabue's painting, the Madonna is flanked on either side by a host of angels. I enjoy playing with imagry and situations so I've placed Mary amongst animals that would likely have been a part of her daily life as a young girl.  I am also very fondness for chickens so I have replaced the angels with a flock of chickens.

Cimabue's Chickens

  • This is an original work of art created within the printmaking medium of Woodcut / Relief Printing. The image printed on handmade paper so the sizes of the paper vary from print to print.

    Method: Areas of the Relief Printing Block  are removed using various "U" and "V" Lino Cut or Wood Cut Gouges. Relief printing ink is then applied to the surface of the block with a brayer or a large roller.  The block can be either hand printed with a barren, or run through an etching press.

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

    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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