I’m Rich, aka Boarding All Rows, a San Francisco Bay Area printmaker and linocut artist. A passion for travel, maps, the outdoors, airports, along with a perpetual state of wanderlust, influences my work. The process of carving a block and then experimenting while printing originally got me hooked on printmaking. I love the anticipation of peeling the paper off an inked block – revealing the good, the bad and the ugly. My original linocut prints are designed and hand-pulled on an etching press in my East Bay home studio.
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.
Original prints are available for sale in my online shop and at local art fairs where I sometimes do public printmaking demonstrations.
If you've gotten this far and want to learn more, please feel free to check out my interview in Jen Hewett's 52 Weeks of Printmakers series. Perhaps you're curious why Boarding All Rows? I admit it, I'm ridiculously fascinated by airports and passing through them while traveling is something I truly look forward to. Whether it's enjoying all the amenities that Singapore's Changi Airport (SIN) offers, stopping over at tropical Honolulu (HNL) in the middle of the night while crossing the Pacific Ocean or just arriving at the international departures terminal at my local San Francisco International Airport (SFO) bound for an overseas adventure.
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All the best,