Tag Archive: Collagraph

Buck’n the System just sounded like a fun title, especially since the artwork has bucks as a theme.

I’ve printed about 25 of  each of these little original prints and added water color to enhance the composition.

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While traveling this past weekend to Wisconsin Dells to attend  an office Christmas party, I packed my art bag and brought a portfolio full of small prints to work on during the drive.  These are a sample of two of the prints that I water colored during the car ride to the Dells.

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You can view more of my original prints this Saturday Dec. 16th from 11:00 am- 5:00 pm at the Marshfield Mercantile located at 355 S. Central Ave. Marshfield, WI.


Here’s a peek at some of the updated Kodiak bear products I’ve produced for the upcoming holiday season!



Below are some images of collages and prints and drawings inspired by two Kodiak bear cubs that reside at the Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield, Wisconsin.  The series of artwork is titled “WALKABOUT”.


(above) original collagraph print is used as a background with added watercolor  and a variety of original printed and painted papers have been adhered to create a forest seen in this collage.

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(above) Mixed media/ collage/ assemblage  The background and bear formations are original collagraph prints , the foreground is created from hand made sculpted paper, to create the feel of a wooded rocky terrain.


(above) This original collagraph print was created using multiple collagraph plates, each inked and pulled through the press separately and water color was added to increase the intensity of the colors.

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(above) Title: “Munsey”   Charcoal drawing of a Kodiak bear cub. This drawing was created with powdered charcoal.  The powdered charcoal was added and subtracted with a feather.  The feather was especially useful when creating the longer tufts of fur on the bear.

Many of these images are also for sale as a reproduction print and greeting cards.



Ribbon Dance

My parents were Ball Room dancers, my father was trained as an instructor of Ball Room Dancing, so of course I’m in love with the art dance!

In honor of my parents and my daughter (also a dance performer), I’ve created a selection of etchings and collages that celebrate the art of dance!


The public is invited to explore my art studio on October 6th,7th and 8th, 2017.  iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio is #12 on the art tour.  To learn more about all the talented artists on the art tour go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com.

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The above image depicts what the elephant collagraph plate looks like after  it was inked and pulled through the printing press to create an original print.  On the right hand side of the picture is a small section of the pulled print.  The elephant prints will most likely be altered through adding watercolor and applied to a background to create a more interesting composition.

The above images are collagraph plates before they’ve been inked. To create the plates I mounted textured wall paper to a high quality mat board. When I was creating some of the Kodiak bear collagraphs,  mounted wash cloth fabric to mat board, which creates a similar texture that resembles the bears fur coat.

The above image’s represent the  inked background plate and how I blocked the formation space for the  elephant plate.


The image above is of the elephant plate inked and placed on top of the background print.


The above image depicts the end result.  This piece is far from finished. I will add watercolor and possibly sew on tiny beads to enhance the artwork.

To see the finish product or see how the artwork is created in my studio, please join me on July 28th,29th and 30 or October 6th,7th and 8th. I’ll be demonstrating the printmaking process at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio during the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR. Go to the following link to learn more about all the wonderful and diverse artwork that’s created by artistic members on the art tour.  www.northwoodsarttour.com