As an award-winning artist who exhibits in solo and group shows in the New York- Westchester area, I have found a new world in printmaking. Having been a painter, collage artist and teacher for many years, I find myself totally committed to the art of the printed image. In the printmaking process, there is an infinite world of possibilities, whether I am using Plexiglas, silkscreen, Chine-collé or stencil print. Each process inspires different work.
For me, printmaking is a constant experiment. My imagery is organic and often unplanned. Prints occupy a totally different place in my mind from painting. While
painting, I am inspired by landscape, especially the shapes and colors of trees and plants. I use a variety of media such as acrylic paints, water-soluble Craypas, chalk and printed-paper, which I glue onto my canvases. In paintings, images can be wiped out or covered over.
Although it can be changed, the printed image has more permanence. Once the image is printed, you can print over it, but the initial image remains. I print from Plexiglas plates to create a monotype print, a one of a kind print. Unlike an etching, in which the same image can be printed over and over, a monotype print is an original piece of work. Although there may be similarities in monotypes or monoprints, each one is different. I often incorporate string, yarn, other papers and textures from stamps in my work, gluing them to the paper and printing over them. The print evolves and takes form. It’s exciting to see how textures appear. As I paint on the Plexiglas plate, I must decide how the colors will interact, and select the correct spacing and depth for each piece. All these parts do not appear together until the plate runs through the press, and the image is transferred to paper.