Sep 122014


1/1/5  Celebration  3 x 4″  Photo etch, monoprint, emboss, and mixed media.

Celebration is the third mini print that was chosen for BIMPE, the Biennial Miniature Print Exhibit, which just opened in Vancouver at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island.


1/1/5  The Depths  11 x 15″ Photo etch, monoprint, emboss, and mixed media.

Here’s the same approach in a larger format.  The photo etch plates used for part of these prints are re-purposed images.  The graphic quality of the photo etch provides a foil for the other print techniques;  mono print, emboss and mixed media.

This way of composing appeals to me.  I often design on two sides, creating a problem to solve.  I like the tension.  It’s a delicate technical balancing act.



Sep 092014

Here are two of my prints that were chosen for BIMPE, Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition.   The prints measure 3 x 4 inches and were etched on Lexan plates.

The prints are based on my constructed comic mythology about the origins of life, and are part of a larger series of prints. The images reference the Palelithic and Pleistocene eras, combined with happy family oriented scenes. My characters seem built of Plasticine, one of the first art materials I used as a kid.  I liked creating an idealized, innocent, slightly creepy, and blissed out world.

  1/5    Bliss:  Family Time

Bliss-  The Garden-1

 1/5   Bliss:  Water Wings

Bliss-  Water Wings-3

Sep 082014


I’m thrilled that three of my prints were selected for BIMPE VIII.  The Gala Opening is at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver, Thursday September 11th. I’ll be there!

Rebecca Allaigres is the artist of the featured print, above.  It’s on the cover of the catalogue and promotional material.  It’s a reduction woodcut titled Cherry Top. 

Here is a description of the show, taken from the BIMPE website:

BIMPE, the Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, is a unique and exciting survey of original printmaking on a truly international scale. Works are selected by a jury of respected printmakers and arts professionals from across North America.  The exhibition attracts the very best professional printmakers from across the globe.

Images and themes are diverse, techniques range from traditional to contemporary.  In addition to their excellence, there is one constant: their size. The maximum image area is 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inches).


Federation Gallery September 9 – 28, 2014

Opening reception: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6-9 pm

1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC

Dundarave Print Shop  September 29 – October 26, 2014

1640 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC

UBC Okanagan  January 18 – 30, 2015

3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC

SNAP  February 26 – March 28, 2015 

 10123 –121 Street, Edmonton, AB

If you like printmaking and are building an art collection, this exhibit is an excellent opportunity to buy high quality reasonably priced original prints.