A Splendor of Its Own

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I have always been keenly interested in capturing the beauty and solitude of nature through drawings, paintings, photographs, and more recently through linocut prints and book arts projects. Although some of my subject matter for linocuts can be close at hand — Saguaro National Park is only five miles away — I most often hike into remote areas where the landscape shows little sign of the hands of man. I have had some interesting encounters along the way, including packs of javelinas (wild pigs), bears, countless rattlesnakes . . . even a mountain lion in the rugged Santa Teresa Wilderness. Linocut prints can be viewed by clicking on Linocuts below.

Interest in the book arts came naturally to me after spending nearly two decades in the publishing industry, both as the owner and manager of a Denver book publishing company and as publications director at the world-renowned Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. For more see Book Arts below.

My linocut printing process is unique in that I use a 1921 Chandler & Price treadle-operated platen press, which allows me to produce nuanced effects that are typically not found with this medium. Click on The Process to learn more about how I produce my prints. You'll also see how I make hand-crafted books and other paper arts projects.