The process of translating a watercolor sketch into a multi-layered woodblock, though time consuming, is a journey of color, shapes and memories


There is a story to a book that many never know. A number of the papers we use were handmade by craftsmen in Japan. Combined, these assorted works of craftsmanship add to the story of an editioned book.
Handling a large sheet of vintage Japanese hand-made paper.

An Evolving

The craft of Japanese printmaking spread to Europe in the19th century, flourishing in Vienna and Munich with the German Expressionist Movement. Arthur Wesley Dow brought the craft to North America in 1895 and influenced generations of artists with his teachings. Today, the process continues to evolve and assimilate into modern practices.
"Sunset Chapel" woodblock by Leon Loughridge

Chaco Sojourn, The Girl Who Painted Gourds

The third book in the Chaco Sojourn Series is complete and has been mailed out to subscribers. The short story by John Macker is about a chance encounter a young girl has in Chaco Canyon that offers her inspiration. There are eight serigraph illustrations and one woodblock illustration that highlight the story.

The woodblock "Dream Envisioned" is bound into the book and is available in a loose edition. The reduction woodblock measures 9 x 7" and is printed on a hand-made Japanese paper dating to 1910. There are 10 prints in the loose edition.

"Dream Envisioned" at the DCArtPress Bookstore
Dream Envisioned


"Ascension", Woodblock, 11" x 11".

Hand prints are any image printed by hand instead of an automated  printing press. The beauty of hand prints are the variables in inking resulting from the hand application of the ink.

Editioned Books

Canyon Night Detail, Serigraph, 5" x 14"

Chaco Sojourn

With book two of the Chaco Sojourn series complete, work has started on Book Three with almost all the type printed and illustrations drawn.  

Exhibit Schedule

"Traditions", Watercolor, 25 x 19"

A listing of exhibits, gallery openings and events where my work is on exhibit.

News from The Studio Blog

What's in the works? 
How's it being printed? 
The latest news of events at the Studio Blog.

The Studio Blog

Printing "Bishop's Chapel"

Read the blog posts about printing the large woodblock for Bishop's Lodge and the numerous layers required to develop the image.

About Bishop's Chapel"