About

A passion for travel, maps, the outdoors, airports, along with a perpetual state of wanderlust, influences my work. My original linocut and woodblock prints are designed and hand-pulled on an etching press in my San Francisco Bay Area studio. Most of my work these days is in relief printmaking, carving both wood and linoleum blocks depending on what best suits the project. The process of carving a block and then experimenting while printing got me hooked on printmaking. I like that a hand-pulled print tactilely reflects the printing process – the layers of ink, the embossing on the paper. I love the anticipation of peeling the paper off an inked block – revealing the good, the bad and the ugly.

I'm a member of the California Society of Printmakers and my work has been used internationally as book cover art, on the set of a major TV production and can be found in private residences around North America, Europe and Australia. I've been a participating artist for the San Francisco Center for the Book's Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival for which I carved a huge 3-foot linoleum block. I regularly participate in art fairs and gallery exhibitions around the Bay Area and have exhibited prints at San Francisco's STUDIO Gallery, the East Bay's Collector Art Shop, Art Works Downtown in San Rafael, and the Marin County Fair.

Prints are available for sale in my Etsy store and at local art fairs where I sometimes do public printmaking demonstrations. From time to time, I send out an email newsletter so if you'd like to keep up with goings-on, please feel free to sign up or follow my blog. Thanks for your interest and please don't hesitate to contact me anytime.

All the best,

Rich