Saturday, March 04, 2017

Pulling a print: Cable Cars.

Here is the Video of me pulling my latest print. It has been a long time since I made and videos or used any videos editing software, so there is a bit of a learning curve and this is my first very simple video. It was fun playing around with it and trying to get it to do what I want.

I started this print in 2015, before we left Oakland. I carved most of it during the East Bay Open Studios.What a busy time! The finished product got a bit lost in the move...a few months in a Portland hotel with two cats and a dog, then relocating to a suburban rental home, while we try to figure out how to build a real house on our farm...I was finally able to get back to this image. I finished the lino a few weeks ago and printed a small edition.

 I am fairly happy with the finished piece and ready to move on to other projects...

My Drafting table with the finished lino and print and some oil paints set out and ready!

2017 Goals!

My goal for the coming year is:
· to create one finished linoleum print each week.
· finish my illustrated book “The Lasts Monkey.
· and start selling produce we grow on our farm.

Your support and encouragement will help me get there. Thank you in advance. Here is my introduction on my Patreon page:

I am an Artist, Writer, Art Teacher (middle and high school since 2002) and new farmer (since 2015).
I create drawings and linoleum prints about things that I find Interesting. My art is based on what I see around the farm and places in modern cities where nature collides with industrial objects.A gallery director once told me my work was too "disparate." I think that is a good thing. I want to make art about everything! And I am not working on just one thing. I always have several prints or drawings, illustrated stories and farm projects in the works. I document them on my website and blog. You can help support my work by becoming a patron. I will post art here first and post how to and (eventually) behind the scenes videos. I am open to suggestions of what you might like to see.

My prints and drawings and more can be found on my website at and for sale on Etsy. Our small press is at Our farm blog is at

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

East Bay Open Studios 2015 – This weekend and Next!

I am participating in East Bay Open Studios this year. I though some of you might be interested and I would love to see you there. The show runs of June 5th to June 30th. If you can’t make it for one of the weekends there are other opportunities to see my work.
Almost Ready for the show...

Here is the information:
I am one of four featured artist along with Leslie Cobb, Woody Miller & Heather
during the East Bay Open Studios at Creative Framing Oakland. I will be carving a new print during the show and Woody will be working on two large murals. The is a lot of great art to experience!

First Friday, Opening Art Reception:
      June 5th, 2015, 6-9pm

EBOS Weekends: Saturday & Sunday, 11-5:
      June 6th - 7th, 2015
      June 13th - 14th, 2015

The show will be up for the whole month of June.
Gallery Hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm (Wed: By Appointment)

Creative Framing Gallery  
2700 Park Blvd,
Oakland, CA 94606
510-482-1200  More details
on Facebook

In case the links do not work for you…
My website:

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Open Studio 2015

Miguel Angel Mandoza Zacarias is one of the young teachers who disappeared in September 2014.

This print is part of Printmakers for the Ayotzinapa 43 a tribute to him and the other young men lost...

This 11 x 15 print is Oil-based Ink on 11 x 15 Rice Paper.

Join me in June 2015

I am one of four featured artist along with Leslie Cobb, Woody Miller & Heather Piazza during the East Bay Open Studios at Creative Framing Oakland

First Friday, Opening Art
      Reception: June 5th, 2015, 6-9pm

EBOS Weekends: Saturday & Sunday, 11-5:
      June 6th - 7th, 2015
      June 13th - 14th, 2015

Gallery Hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm (Wed: By Appointment)

Creative Framing Gallery, 2700 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606
  510-482-1200  More details on Facebook

This print is from my National parks series from a photo taken near Moab, Utah.

This 12 x 18 print is Oil-based Ink on 18 x 27  Rice Paper.

This is the Print I will be cutting during the show...

12 x 18 Linoleum

Monday, June 18, 2012

Permanent Ephemera! A new Call for Entries from Four Oceans Press.


Permanent Ephemera! is a collection of Broadsides meant to be saved and cherished. The focus of  this show is on story telling, beyond that the subject matter is open. Send us your artwork!

This show is open to all artists working in any printmaking media. Check out the details of this exhibition below and send us your work.

This is a combination art show and exchange. Please see details carefully since this show is a bit different than our previous exchanges.

How it Works!

Permanent Ephemera! is an art show and exchange. Each artist will send three prints.

  • 1st print is for the archive - We keep one and store it for posterity.
  • 2nd print is for sale in the show -  We try to sell it and give you your share.
  • 3rd print is for the exchange - We trade one of your prints with a print by another artist and send it back to you.

At the end of the show, you will get back your print or a check and a print by another artist. Those are the basics. Sign up and send us your Broadsides.

JANUARY 31st, 2013

EXHIBITION DATES:June 1 –  30, 2013

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Added my first Kindle book to Amazon a few weeks ago. I am currently listed as #5. Please, help me stay there.Click the link and like it on Amazon and tell your friends...

'Maps' is a hand made artist book. It is the story of how maps shape up and how maps affect our daily lives. I wrote 'Maps' while driving home from work one day. It was inspired by many road trips. This is the first e-version...

 Find the Kindle version or paper version on Amazon.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Walking the Golden Gate Bridge...

This is my fifth print of the year. I think it is one of my best so far...

The bridge is empty in this image, but most days of the week, you can find hundreds of people walking across...

8 x 10, Black oil based ink on Rice Paper, Edition: 10 
On Etsy!


My forth Print of the year...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

2012 Prints

My goal is to make one new print a week!