Artist Statement

My prints are original, handmade and feature aquatic subjects and still-life themes. Usually, the number of prints in an edition are 20-25 and are printed on 100% archival paper, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. I developed my techniques studying with a master printer from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon. It is the dimensional quality of the carved linoleum block, the vibrant color of the inks and the tactile nature of the prints that interest me about the printing process. I love linoleum printmaking and have found the carved surface produces an image with unique clarity that distinguishes it from other mediums.

I developed a fascination with the ocean on the Great Plains of the Midwest. I was fortunate to receive my early education in Laramie, Wyoming. The University and Natural History Museum were beneficiaries of the coal mining industry where great sheets of shale were stripped away often revealing prehistoric fossils from an ancient sea. Much of my inspiration for the oceanic images in my work are influenced by the print-like quality of the fossilized life forms found in shale.

Lobster

lobster

Title: Lobster
Medium: Linoleum
Dimensions: 10″ x 15″
Year: 2008

Bamboo
Aquatic, By the Sea, Sea Life
Bamboo
Beneath the Cape
Aquatic, Sea Life
Beneath the Cape
Clam Bake
Aquatic, By the Sea, Seafood
Clam Bake
Coral Reef
Aquatic, Sea Life
Coral Reef
Crab
Aquatic, Sea Life
Crab
Deep Sea Fish
Aquatic, Sea Life
Deep Sea Fish
Fire Fish
Aquatic, Sea Life
Fire Fish
High Tide
Aquatic, By the Sea
High Tide
Kelp Forest
Aquatic, Sea Life
Kelp Forest
Koi Pond
Aquatic
Koi Pond
Lighthouse
Aquatic, By the Sea, Seafood
Lighthouse
Lobster
Aquatic, By the Sea, Seafood, Ships
Lobster
Night Sky
Aquatic, By the Sea, Seafood, Ships
Night Sky
Noon
Aquatic, Sea Life
Noon
North Sea
Aquatic, Sea Life
North Sea
Octopus Garden
Aquatic, Sea Life
Octopus Garden
Sea Storm
Aquatic, Sea Life, Ships
Sea Storm
Sockeye
Aquatic, By the Sea, Sea Life
Sockeye
Splash
Aquatic, By the Sea, Seafood
Splash
Spring
Aquatic, By the Sea, Seafood
Spring
Sun Stone
Aquatic, Sea Life
Sun Stone
Three Ling
Aquatic, Sea Life
Three Ling
Tide Pool
Aquatic, By the Sea, Sea Life
Tide Pool
Tropic
Aquatic, Sea Life
Tropic
Yaquina Bay
Aquatic, By the Sea, Seafood
Yaquina Bay

Patrick Simon simonart@teleport.com 503.831.0158

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