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The magic of printmaking

I am a printmaker/artist living in Canmore, Alberta in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. From a very young age I have been interested in printmaking, although I didn’t always know that’s what it was called. The first time I picked up a book illustrated by British artist John Tenniel, I was hooked. Maybe you know it? Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a magical book, not only for the story, but for the wonderful illustrations made by wood engraving.

While my art journey has been long and winding – exploring many mediums including drawing, painting, watercolor, collage and wood carving – when I picked up my carving tools and applied them to carving my first relief print, I somehow knew I was home.

Although printmaking is a broad field – from etching, wood engraving, monoprinting, and more – my art practice primarily uses relief printmaking. I've also recently started to integrate gelli plate printing into my mixed media pieces. It's a process that is magical to me!


To see more about how I create, click on the 'About Printmaking' or 'Video' tabs. I hope you love learning about it as much as I love showing you the process!‚Äč