About
Dry Creek
Art Press

DCArtPress is the studio for Leon Loughriidge where we create woodblocks and editioned books.
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About DCArtPress

Woodblocks

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

Editioned
Books

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
Tradition

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

Woodblocks

"Afternoon Chapel" woodblock by Leon Loughridge

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

Editioned Books

Hand printed book of woodblock by Leon Loughridge

There is something wonderful about building a vague idea and transforming into a tactile medium.

Chaco Sojourn

"Chaco Vista" serigraph by Leon Loughridge

Artistically, we find a great deal that is surreal and open to interpretation about Chaco Canyon, its controversial past, its emptiness filled with color, its dry echoes. A vibrational feast of impressions.

News from
The Studio Blog

What's in the works? 
How's it being printed? 
The latest news of events and creations from the DCArtPress Studio.

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"