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MoNA – “From The Artist’s Eye”

June 18, 2015
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An exhibition of contemporary prints, From The Artist’s Eye, co-curated by Kathleen Rabel and Museum of Northwest Art Exhibitions Director, Lisa Young, will be on view this summer, July 4th through September 23, 2015 in La Conner, Washington. Preview the exhibition here MoNA or if possible, visit the actual museum.

Published by Editions Lacourière et Frélaut, Paris

Interieur du château, aquatint (spit-bite) 24″ x 34″ on Arches paper

In Interieur du château, as in other artworks of that period, I used abstraction to explore a sense of mystery, emotion, and embedded history in architectural spaces. In response to a specific space – a seemingly empty room

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Printmaking in Paris – Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut

February 6, 2014
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Serge at the press - Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut

Serge at the press – Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut

Parisians and most visitors know that Paris is a city for walking.  In addition to the must-see monuments, churches, and museums, whether on the narrow streets or along the broad avenues and boulevards, there are always discoveries to be found. Sometimes, as we wind our way through these rues and avenues, we are passing by interesting things that often go unnoticed, not knowing what we’ve just missed. Other times it’s as if a discovery was meant to be. It’s always a treat to see a placard on a building telling us

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Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut, Paris – Metro and Primary X²

January 19, 2013
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aquatint, 26" x 20" (paper)
Metro, aquatint, 26″ x 20″ (paper)

I was living in Paris in an apartment on rue Daguerre and working at Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut; Jacques and Robert Frélaut showed me their approach to making aquatints. Luc Guerin pulled the proofs and printed the edition. The title was inspired by my daily commute on the metro, across the city, from Montparnasse

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Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17, Paris

December 22, 2012
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Bartok and Fleuropa 

Some days I would use my Carte Orange pass, taking the bus to Montparnasse, then catching the Metro to Pernety Station; other days I would walk to the atelier, exploring different routes and streets through the 14th arrondissement. I was working during the morning studio sessions, often arriving before the atelier opened. I’d go next door to Madame Paulette’s cafe, where I’d sometimes meet other artists who had come from distant parts of the world, some who had fled their countries for political reasons, others who had come to study with Hayter, and some who just needed a place to work.

engraving with soft-ground etching
Bartok, engraving with soft-ground etching

Bartok is a small copperplate engraving based

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