Lino-prints

I have been creating linoleum block illustrations for a long time now. It started in Junior High, when I, like so many others, learned the skills of carving and printing. I have been carving and printing ever since, mostly for myself (holiday cards), but lately I have been commissioned to create quite a few lino-cuts as both fine art pieces and illustrations.
Some of my current and all-time favorite block prints are shown here.

Puppy Portrait of Gabe the Dog. Lino cut, hand-colored.

Puppy Portrait of Gabe the Dog–lino cut, hand-colored

Veggie-triptych block prints, scanned, vectorized and computer-colored
 

Block-printed ‘Petaluma Chick’ thank you cards

 

Illustration for a friends' poetry book.

Illustration for a friend’s poetry book

 

Pelican Block Print

Illustration celebrating the San Francisco Bay Estuary–lino cut, hand-colored

 
Tri-colored blackbird, printed in two colors, circa 1984.

Tri-colored blackbird, printed in two colors, circa 1984

 

Commissioned roadrunner block, one of my larger pieces at 3′ x 2′