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William H. Hays : Sharing his process for relief printing

William H. Hays : Sharing his process for relief printing

William H. Hays has created a life for himself that most of us only dream of. In his 100 year old home, the modest studio is completely dominated by a large Conrad etching press. Hays spends his days surrounded by rich pigments and carving tools, worn from frequent use, expertly crafting his work. 
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Artist Bobbi Angell Downloadable Coloring Pages

Artist Bobbi Angell Downloadable Coloring Pages

Some of Mesh Artist Bobbi Angell's illustrations are being offered as free coloring pages through John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds website. She illustrates many of their seed packets and they decided this would be a beautiful and educational way for people who are...

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The Prints of Chistian Bozon

The Prints of Chistian Bozon

Where time stood still by choice Are our thoughts and emotions “tainted” by the current climate of solitude and separation?  Should one instead use the word “tinted”, or even more fittingly the word “colored”, when writing about the prints of...

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Print Exchanges: Lunch Money Print

Print Exchanges: Lunch Money Print

A practice that used to be rather informal or rare, called a print exchange, seems to be on the rise.  Increasingly small fine art print presses, print publishers, and enterprising artists make ends meet by organizing these exchanges.  The practice...

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Laura Boswell Printmaking at Mesh Art Gallery

Laura Boswell: The Renaissance Printmaker

Even though she studied printmaking in college at University of Wales: Aberstwyth, Mesh artist Laura Boswell promptly turned her attention to new endeavors after her studies, and found work in commercial photography (managing the library of stock photographs, not as a...

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Fumiko Takeda - The Beauty is in the Details

Fumiko Takeda - The Beauty is in the Details

Mesh artist Fumiko Takeda has been creating copper engravings for over 25 years. Her masterful skill is apparent, even at first glance.   The delicate depictions of nature always have a touch of whimsy without being saccharine, which is a...

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The Rise of Color Reduction Prints

The Rise of Color Reduction Prints

Color linocut reduction prints and color woodcut reduction prints basically utilize the same technical trick.  It consists in using a single matrix or block (linoleum or wood respectively) to print all colors of the composition.  A few of the artists...

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New York Print Fairs - Changing Experiences

New York Print Fairs - Changing Experiences

Summertime is when art dealers plan their fall and winter activities.  Normally we at Mesh would now be looking towards the New York Print Fairs which take place in late October.  This year we’ll be sitting these out.  A number...

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