Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Tandem Press printmakers

To see more of Squeaks work check out this website

check out this website to see more of Joan's work here

Check out this website here where there are a few more pieces although Sam does not have a dedicated website.

Sam Gilliam is a well established artist, who has tried out relief print with inkjet here.  To find out a bit more about Sam check out this website.

Judy has a great website so do go have a look.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

"Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints" talk about tradigital artists they've worked with

 Sabrina de Turk phD  art historian)  presents the video

Here’s the website of the print place, where she is based

 The artist printmaker mentioned in the video, Abercrombie,  is linked to Philigrafika through their invitational portfolio

Monday, 5 October 2009

Oregon Inkspot 2009

About her work Connie Carruthers, says" my artistic investigations focus on the physical aspects of who we are and on the quirky sociology of our habits. The surface of a face, the free flowing gesture of a body, or the silliness of a social convention, all help me understand a little bit more about who we are and why we do the things we do.
My struggle is to capture the texture of our heartbeat in whatever way it wants to be depicted. Regardless of the medium, the core of my work is  humour.  Irony, satire, and puns are a few of the techniques I use to engage people.
 Media used by Connie include documentary photography, silkscreen relief print, painting, photography,  sculpture and books which are for sale through her website.

It's very difficult to find any information about Torben Soborg but I remember he had a print in a previous Inkspot Oregon exchange that I particularly liked.  He seems to work mainly using video.  Here's a link to further info on his work

Dennis Raines, an interesting chap, has been featured in an interview on this blog and discusses how and why he likes to incorporate inkjet into his printmaking.  His favored print process seems to be silkscreen although he also has worked with mezzotint.  He seems to work with various art processes including drawing, photography and sculpture.  To see more of what he has been up to of late check his Flickr photo album, which are organized into 'sets. 
There are also some nice pictures of his 2 lovely cats Elli and Miles.

Jana Jakub, definitely like to create stuff on her scanner and experimenting with photography and composition.   You can see more of her stuff on her Flickr album.  Her print "Waiting Area" here, is made using  relief and inkjet.

Chris Meyer also uses relief with inkjet - it seems quite popular with printmakers creating prints for editions although it might just be that it's the process preferred by the artists concerned. This print doesnt seem anything like the prints Chris usually does which are large monoprints with intaglio.  You can see more of his work at   Chris Meyers website.

Ida Kumoji's print linocut on inkjet features the background that is much more indicative of her interests as an artist." I am trying to create a new medium, by introducing elements from different cultures.  This integration respects both languages, and the new language that is created maintains the forms of each respective culture".  She uses  "the Adinkra symbols were originally stamped in cloth, the repetition of alphabets to form these symbols brings the concept of the stamping from ancient craft to modern times"  Visit the virtual art gallery at St Katherine University to find out more.

David Mohallatee's print , "121608"   is made using a bit of everything (well...almost!) here, inkjet, chine colle, stamping and woodcut.  He has a page on Inkteraction but seems fairly busy as he has not uploaded any new work for  along time. To see what prints/artworks are there check his page.

Last but most certainly not least is "Reflections" by printmaker Candace Nicol, who appears elsewhere on this site.  A prolific printmaker, Candace has explored many processes in painting and printmaking as well as making assemblages.  She recently initiated the 6 sides to every story project, an international printmakers collaborative project.

Oregon inkspot is an international print exchange that has been on the go for a few years now and you do find some good work there, although the standard is variable.  Some printmakers enter just the one time though a few, have participated two if not three times.
It was set up by Deb Hoffnagle and Jo Topholm.  Kathelene Galloway is now the vice chair and always seems to contribute really lovely pieces.


Friday, 2 October 2009

Elizabeth Catlett

Here's an artist I never knew about until I came across this piece in  IPCNY's archive of exhibitions within its "New Prints Programme  Elizabeth Catlett.  She seems to be held in high Esteem and  has been making art for many a year now.  Sculpture and printmaking being her two preferred mediums.  Heres a link to more of her images and no doubt more information as to her long and illustrious career.  Quite a woman it seems.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Inkjet and Mezzotint - Francisco Souto

With reference to actually combining old and new printmaking technologies Francisco Souto

says " it represents the perfect vehicle to create a body of work where the subject matter is recontextualized and disjointed by pairing objects in sequence of optical moments. It becomes the expression of complex relationships."

Friday, 18 September 2009

Jenny Schmid talks about her work at the Soap Factory

You can see more of Jenny's work on her website Bikini Press

Jo Horswills prints and blog

I rather liked this print I found on Jo Horswill's blog which I clicked on because it came up when I did a search for information  pertaining to the gelatin monoprint process. 
Jo's Blog makes for a 'familiar' feeling read and I like that she talks about her printmaking processes as well as many other things.  The story behind the making of this print of Jo's is really lovely.

  Having seen some videos about the gelatin print technique  on  You Tube I became convinced that it would be worth trying it out after all.    I say this because I initially was dismissive of it.  Maybe it's because I recently, did a few days of water color based monoprinting myself,  following my recovery from my spinal surgery that I now feel more like I want to try it out.

But NO !!  I think it's actually SEEING SOMEONE DOING IT - thats what it is!!

 The video I watched was by Linda Germain.  I am just thinking that this will be a good print technique to combine with inkjet,  as in 'the meeting of high tech with 'kitchen sink' !!!  Check out Linda's blog too which is listed on her main website.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Mary Bookwalter's excellently integrated Tradigital Prints

I first came across Mary Bookwalter's work about a year ago and as a fellow printmaker remember feeling quite excited about the kinds of things, she was getting up to!. Mixing monoprint with inkjet, collagraph, hand stamping, woodcut, stencil...whatever worked. She initially displayed works with inkjet transfers, later with the traditional techniques worked directly into the inkjet.

Her work was featured in 2003, in an exhibition curated by Dorothy Simpson Krause of Digital Atelier. This show explored artists using inkjet as a major component of the artwork. The exhibition was called "Digitally Speaking"

Well worth checking out.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

David DuBose

I met David round about 10 years ago when I went for an interview to Seacourt Print Workshop in Northern Ireland for an artists residency. I was not the person who was selected but it was a fun frantic day of immense contrasts as in the rush to the airport from busy busy London for the early morning flight through to Belfast where I was visiting for the very first time.

Then the drive from the airport through very different neighborhoods till I arrived at Seacourt. I had my interview with a panel of people of which David was one of the people and I can not remember much about it other than that it was fine - it was informal and friendly. Quite probably they didnt select me because I am not a highly competent pritnmaker in a technical sense although I would hope that they did find me 'interesting' as an artist.

Whatever the afternoon Jean Duncan one of the founding members of Seacourt took me to her house and I just hung out there until it was time for me to get dropped to the airport for my flight back to London. It was a sunny day.

I have recently reconnected with and become'friends' with David, through the printmakers community website Inkteraction.

A very experienced printmaker David always seems to be exploring possibilities within his fine art practice and this includes playing around with inkjet and painting - as well as printmaking!"
Davids website is well worth a visit - there really is a lot of interesting work to look at!!

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Justin Strom and Malynda Poulsen Jones

Malynda Poulsen Jones

Malynda Poulsen Jones - has an interesting website, where you can see her working in various media - take a peek - it's


Justin Strom

See more of Justins work on

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

More from Inkspot Oregon

Just a few more pieces from Inkspot Oregon's most recently documented international print exchange portfolio. I had considered entering for this this year i.e., 2009 but I didn't think I'd have enough time to do it justice - although to be frank, I have often been disappointed with the prints I have received in exchange portfolios.

Been sort of left with the feeling that some of the other artists just haven't dedicated enough time and commitment to their pieces and they have instead output some rather rushed if not half hearted efforts that surely they wouldn't want to act as a representation of their worth as an artist. What are your thoughts.?

Having said that I do by now have a considerable print collection upstairs in the vault (only kidding) - it's the big cupboard in the office where we keep all the photography equipment and portfolios.

Apologies for the images being so small. It was all that was available.

The only link for these artists was Nate Bench's website.

Candace Nicol's website is within the previous post

Learn to make tradigital or Hybrid prints with CANDACE NICOL

Hybrid Intaglio Printmaking

Dates: July 15-17 (Wednesday - Friday)

Cost: $250 including 2 nights lodging - Wed. Thurs. - (meals are organized
between participants)

Deposit of $100 to SMAC by June 30.
Please call (775) 847-7774 or E-mail: Linda Nazemian, St. Mary's Art Center, Inc., PO Box
396, Virginia City, NV 89440
Instructor: Candace Nicol
Description: Artists will combine Solarplate etchings with collagraphs and
digital chine colle, to create interesting hybrid prints that combine
photographic images with layered textures and designs.

This 3-day workshop is designed to explore hybrid intaglio/digital
techniques. This is a class for any artistic level and no prior printmaking
experience is needed. The following techniques will be taught: Solarplate
printing, collagraph printing and digital techniques with chine-colle. (We
will be using an Epson 2200 printer and I will have my laptop. If you have
your own lap-top, that would be great. If not, bring images burned on a CD
or USB drive.)

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Tom Phillips and Ron Pokrasso

Have you heard of either of these artists ?   - it's quite likely that you have.
I first became aware of Ron Pokrassos artwork because of an image of his which I really loved.  It was in a book I had (still do somewhere) by Julia Ayres  (Ayres, J. Monotype. New York: Watson Guptill Publications, 1991.)
At the time I was trying to get somewhere with Monoprinting which was my first love in the realm of printmaking. I don't think I had my own etching press, back then,  so quite a few of my efforts were in vain. But that's another story and I digress.

It looked something like this image ( i.e., the image by Ron, that I particularly liked).    He had made an etching which he then made monoprinted 'areas' onto,  so that each time - it went through the press - it came out as a different image,  with the central character (as such) remaining constant.

I seem to remember that there was also a reference to his work, in my main printmaking technical manual until recently namely "Ross, J., C. Romano, and T. Ross. The Complete Printmaker. New York: The Free Press, 1990".

It's good to know that artists such as Ron also work or at least have experimented with Inkjet and traditional printmaking. Check out more of Ron's work at his very organized and extensive website.


I believe that most artists will have heard of the work of Tom Phillips and particularly his work "Humament" which is his most well known piece.
He has a website dedicated to it.  In fact whilst there -  I discovered that its possible to see a slideshow of all the pages in this renowned bookart piece.

Whilst there  I became aware that Tom has been using the medium of printmaking for quite some time   See more of his works at his website.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

More from IPCNY

Just a quick post with some recent finds at good old IPCNY (click on post heading to link to IPCNY).
Fistly Joe Waks - see his works on his website which is still under construction ( know the feeling Joe!!) Everything that isnt about actually making the works is such a drag.

The other artist whose name rings a bell is Robert Mueller - his website looks a little more finished ( I'm no one to talk !!) and I get the impression that he's a busy bee too.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

North Drive Press

North Drive Press is an annual art publication which launched in 2003. Each non-thematic issue contains interviews, texts, and multiples of all sorts, including prints, produced especially for NDP.

N D P has afforded a huge number of artists with the opportunity to produce and cheaply distribute new works in multiple form. It would seem that 2008 was the final annual publication.
Here are some images from NDP

Art For Humanity

Put simply “Art for Humanity” is an arts based project based in South Africa that I came across recently through Jan Jordaan. He is one of the main driving forces involved in this admirable and ambitious non profit based project. Located in Durban, and with an international ethos, it organizes research that advocates human rights issues.
The means of undertaking these can be in the form of e.g., print portfolios. exhibitions and billboards, all aimed towards social education and development.

Their website --- Ignore the “gobblygook” code at top of page and scroll down to settle into viewing the website where you will findinformation about previous and ongoing projects.

In 2007, "Women for Children” was one such project. An international print portfolio which invited 25 artists and 25 poets to participate by contributing work that addressed and raised awareness on the matter of children’s rights.

Included here is an image by Avitha Sooful and poem by Lebogang Mashile

My world in Mama’s hands
Lebogang Mashile

My world is in Mama’s hands and in Papa’s lap

On Oupa’s shoulders and on Gogo’s back

My world is an unformed promise

As soft as my flesh

Laced with a ferocious warning

Not to harm a hair’s breath

A different hue of love is calling

One compose of rivers wept

By those before me who prayed for morning

I crawl on their steps

In Mama’s hands and in Papa’s lap

On Oupa’s shoulders and on Gogo’s back.

I am a new day

Touch me gently
There is no going back.

Lefatshe la ka Matsohong a mme
Sesotho translation: Mohau Letsie

Lefatshe la ka moetshong a mme hedima ntate

Mahetleng a ntatemolo le mokotlong wa nkgono

Lefatshe la ka ke thepiso sa hlophiswang
Le bonolo jwaloka letlalo la ka
Le tletse dihlokomediso tse bohale
Hore ho seke ha utlwiswa moya bohloko
Mofuta o fapaneng wa lerato o ntse o bitsa
O tshwanang le noka ha e lla
Jwaloka bao ba tlileng pele ho nna ba rapella mafube

Ke kgasa mehlaleng ya bona

Matsohong a mme le hodima ntate

Mahetleng a ntatemoholo le mokokotlang wa nkgono

Ke letsatsi le letjha

Ntshware ka hloko
Ha ho sa na ho kgutlela morao


Click here to go directly to the ‘Women for Children” project page and to also view the “Dialogues” project currently in development which will be launched around the time of the 2012 World Cup Football tournament.


You can also visit their blog
which includes documentation of some of their workshops with various groups in community settings in the region.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Inkspot Oregon - artists incorporating Inkjet

This is a selection of all the artist, incorporating inkjet, in the 2007 -8, international print portfolio exchanges. They use silkscreen, relief, intaglio and chine colle.


Jenny Hyde's work and link to her website

Jennifer Hines' website

Keri Cushman - NO URL/WEB Presence

ChenChiong-Yiaox - no web pages

no web links for Ruth Bravetti

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Recent Discoveries + Candace Nicol + Kelda Martensen

Candace Nicol I originally came across through 6 Sides to Every Story, of which I am a participant. I just found the idea of this project very appealing.


This artist has a lot of energy, no doubt about it - it's reflected in all of the projects she has immersed herself in and I imagine she is hard pushed to get it all done. Her printmaking is energetic and I like it very much whether it be her "traditional" printmaking or her inkjet combined pieces. Really it's just another tool in the box - that's how I see it too. But all the same I think that when you are starting out - to incorporate inkjet into your printmaking - it's always of interest to see how your peers are approaching it.


Another recent encounter has been the work of Kelda Martensen, I find her work to have something in common with Candace although I cannot say what it is. I am beginning to find more and more exciting artists working tradigitally so look out for lots more interesting artists to come.