Solo Show:

Some Pretty Prints            

A collection of figures and flowers in paintings and prints

Drypoint on white, 10×8″ (2018)

Opens January 5, 2019
Show up through January 27th
Artist Talk Saturday, January 5th (3:30-4:30pm)
Opening Reception to follow (5-7pm)


Smith & Vallee Gallery
5742 Gilkey Ave, Edison
(360) 766-6230
Open Daily 11-5




Drypoint Prints

I’ve been working with the Seattle Artist League’s printmaking instructor Nikki Barber on producing a body of drypoint prints.

What is Drypoint?

Drypoint is a printmaking technique in which an image is scratched into a plate with a scribe. I’ve been using a diamond tipped scribe, and sandpaper. The scratched plate is inked, and then wiped, leaving the ink in the scratches and the burrs dug up by the deeper marks. Burrs separate drypoint from etchings or any other type of printmaking by giving the drypoint a distinctly soft, velvety line. Each run through the press compresses the burrs on the plate, so drypoint prints typically limited to about ten prints, and some of the designs in this collection have as few as three.

Drypoint on white, 10×5″ (2018)


Pre-purchase a print for yourself or a friend

More paintings and prints are in the works. Click here to receive a sneak preview of available artworks in your inbox, and get a chance to lay claim to your favorite picture before the show hangs in January.



Looking for more?

Since launching the Seattle Artist League in 2016, most of my thoughts and ideas have been channeled through the school instead of my personal website. If you’d like to see what I’ve been up to, check my Facebook page, and V. Notes.