A couple times a week, I'll catch a glimpse of the old, double-decked eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge from a distance. A new, seismically safer span has been constructed and they're demolishing the old section. Before it's all gone, I wanted to make a print and here it is.
The idea for this relief print came to me after a hike with my family in the golden hills of Northern California.
My second in a series of camping linocut prints. The mountain in the background is inspired by Mt. Shasta.
This airport departure board linocut print is made from two hand-carved linoleum blocks.
Limited edition ukulele block print made using the reduction printmaking method.
This linocut print titled, "Adventure Awaits," features a campervan and forest printed from a hand-carved block of linoleum. The 16" x 20" poster is printed on acid-free paper.
This linocut block print is inspired by a wonderful article I read about the human brain and nature in National Geographic magazine, as well as the growing amount of research around the benefits of nature.
A recent addition to my series of airplane window view prints.
The mountain setting is inspired by travels around the world. This original print combines woodblock and linocut printmaking techniques.
Map of America using flight patterns and the locations of the country's largest airports. Reminiscent of mid-century modern design. Part of my collection of 10 essential gifts for travelers.
A Northern Michigan lakeside scene made using the reduction process where the same linoleum block is used to print each color in the print.
El Capitan is impossible to miss as you drive into California's Yosemite Valley. I always marvel at the rock climbers who scale its monumental granite face.
Aviation art print featuring cities like San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle (SEA) on the west coast of the United States. It's made from hand-carved linoleum blocks.
An urban streetscape printed from hand-carved linoleum blocks.
Mt. Tamalpais in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lake Tahoe provided the inspiration for this block print. The title - "A Noble Sheet of Blue Water" - is drawn from Mark Twain's work.
Inspired by visits to California's Yosemite National Park.
This linoleum print celebrates the beginning of ski and snowboard season.
A reduction woodblock print made for a commission.
This three-color print is made from two hand-carved linoleum blocks. It's inspired by my travels in the Himalayan region of Ladakh (northern India) where I attended an annual festival at the Hemis Monastery.
The initial inspiration for this block print came from a visit to the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway. I was taken with the aesthetics of the old viking ships they had on display. I then researched old Viking proverbs and alphabets (runes). The Icelandic proverb, "There seldom is a single wave," is carved along the side of the print.
The Port of Oakland and across the Bay to San Francisco.
Lake Tahoe provided the inspiration for this limited edition artwork.
The idea for this train print came from a Union Pacific rotary snow plow I spotted at a museum.
World map made from a hand-carved block of linoleum. It's a linocut print showing the busiest airports around the world.
I read that during World War II, a long anti-submarine net was laid in the water across the Golden Gate in San Francisco Bay. This strange little piece of local history stuck with me. While the Bay's famous sites, like the Golden Gate Bridge (finished in 1937), Alcatraz and Angel Island, dominate the view, I'm also fascinated by what is lurking under the water's surface.
Limited edition art print inspired by an Italian car from the 1950's.
The subject, a Steller's Jay, is related to the Blue Jay and is common in California and the Western US.
Reduction linocut print inspired by beach binoculars I spotted at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, California. Printed on my etching press.
For the budding air traffic controller, a world map featuring the airport codes of major cities.
Whether it's winter or summer, it's hard to think of a more beautiful place to spend time in the outdoors.
I always enjoy flying and seeing the world from my window seat.
Starfish print inspired by scrambles around tide pools you find along the West Coast.
Ski and snowboard linocut print with a chairlift made using the reduction method.
Artwork inspired by the view of Mt. Tam in Marin County, California.
Stockholm, Sweden-inspired lino print made using the reduction and multiple block methods. On display in a group show at a DMV office.
This view of Mt. Shasta, which tops out at over 14,000 feet, is looking south from the Oregon border.