I have been involved in printmaking for over 40 years beginning with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters degree in printmaking from the University of New Mexico. In 1987 I completed the Printer Training Program at the Tamarind Institute and became a Tamarind Master Printer in lithography.
I was not satisfied with the available lithographic drawing materials and in 1988 I developed my own formulas and began to manufacture, market and sell Stones Crayons. My formulas for crayons and tusche were, in my opinion far superior to the materials that were previous available. They were smoother to work with, more forgiving to etch, easier to use and less expensive. I promoted Stones Crayons for almost 20 years before selling the company to give me time to teach full time.
In the mid 90’s there was no one in the world that was making the specialized leather covered lithographic printing rollers. In 1997 I worked through the process of hand stitching the leather seams and hand crafting the rollers to become the major supplier of lithographic rollers in the United States and shipping many rollers internationally. I continue to craft and ship leather lithographic rollers all over the world.
My prints have been exhibited in China and the US. In 2009 I was invited to make prints at the International Print Base in Guanlan, China where I was commissioned to make a print for the mayor of Shenzhen.
From my studio in Olympia Washington I operate Trilobite Workshop where I do collaborative lithography, manufacture the leather rollers for lithography, as well as my own work. During my 40 years of printmaking I have built my own press as well as a reputation as one of the top lithographers in the US as well as being recognized internationally.
Brigham Young University 1976
B.F.A. Fine Art – Printmaking emphasis
University of New Mexico 1986
M.A. Fine Art – Printmaking emphasis
Tamarind Institute 1987
Artists I have collaborated with professionally: (Partial List)
Robert Fichter George Miyasaki Robert Kushner
Billy Al Bengston Joy Laville Judy Smith
Susan Zimmerman Gene Collins Joe Almyda
Charles Mattox David Hare Frank Ettenberg
Rita Abby Simon Kogan Shoichi Ida
Keiko Hara Terry Allen Jin BaoPing
Catherine Gill Karen Butler Keith Achepohl
Brigham Young University – One man show
Pierce College – One man show
2006 Southern Graphics Council – Group Show
2007 Pacific Lutheran University – One Man Show
2008 Washington Printmakers Annual exhibition
2009 Jin Bi Culture and Entertainment Center , Macao .
2009 Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
2010 Shenzhen City Government building
2010 Shenzhen, Guanlan Original Printmaking Base
2011 Guanlan International 3rd Biennial
2011 Columbia College – “Works on Paper”
2012 Central College – One man show
2012 Grays Harbor College Invitational Print Exhibition
2013 Guanlan International exhibition – Shenzhen, China
2014 Tacoma Art museum – “Ink This, Printmaking in the North West”