Relief Prints

Relief Prints are my primary medium. I depict the wildlife and landscapes of Florida for which I have a deep and abiding passion. I live in North Central Florida, a beautiful and still somewhat wild place, where I spend a great deal of time hiking, swimming and canoeing. Most of my prints come from direct experience with the land and it's creatures, some from the stories and poems of people I love.

My most recent work focuses on area springs and rivers, particularly the Ichetucknee. Our springs are in danger of disappearing forever due to depletion of our aquifer through over use of our water resources. Nitrates have also diminished water quality drastically in recent years. I want to record and preserve the beauty that still exists and inspire others to love and care for our land and water and the creatures that depend on its survival.

I have done a number of pieces of art based on Paines Prairie, an amazing wetland filled with birds and reptiles - particularly Alligators and Sandhill Cranes.

Relief prints are created by carving images that I have drawn out of either wood or linoleum. The carved blocks are then inked and printed on a 100 year old Charles Brand press. Some of my prints are hand colored with watercolor. Each hand-pulled print is considered an original work of art and images are printed in editions of 100 prints.

Swallowtail Kites
Blowing In
Gopher Tortoise
Canoeing the Ichetucknee
Long Journey, Cool Drink
Spring on the Santa Fe
Pelican Sunrise
Black Skimmers and Friends
Life on the Nature Coast
Pelican Sunrise II
The Sky was Yellow
Everglades Life
Tree Hugger
Eleanor Tree
Calusa Tree
Harriets Shelter
Journey's Rest
Beaver
Healing the Wellspring of my Creative Soul
I Was Blessed by Cranes
Yellow Dog, Blue Wolf
Fellow Cetaceans
Turtle Moon
Goethe Giant III
Whoopers and Sandhills
Diving for Jacks
Oceans Guardian
Bees
Goethe Giant I
Goethe Giant II
Long Leaf Pine
Long Leaf I
Hunting Frogs
Everglades Life II
Blue Hole Buddies
Joyce Kilmer Giant
Everglades Triptych
Moonlit Lunas
Mother and Child Reunion
Walking on Water
Mangrove's Bounty
flamingos
Prairie Crane
Oceans Protector
Loose Screw Pond
Pileated Duet
Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers
Living Prairie
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Swallowtail Kites

Swallowtail Kites

Three pair of kites were swirling in a meadow near my Alachua home. I stopped the car to photograph them and they dropped down low and circled above me to check me out. sold out

26"H x 22"W

$150 18x24 giclee on paper, matted Buy Now
Blowing In

Blowing In

Sandhill Cranes arrive on Paines Prairie by the thousands around Thanksgiving each year. I create series of 100 prints and all prints are considered originals.0ne original left

18"H x 22"W

$495 framed Buy Now
$225 unframed Buy Now
$150 matted giclee 18x22 Buy Now
Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise

I have loved these reptiles since I first met them as a child. I created the image from numerous drawings and photos from San Felasco Hammock and Morningside Nature Center in (7 left)Gainesville, Florida.

24"H x 20"W

$450 framed Buy Now
$225 unframed Buy Now
$95 matted giclee Buy Now
Canoeing the Ichetucknee

Canoeing the Ichetucknee

I canoe this river about once a month to watch the seasonal changes take place. Getzen, the storyteller, my grandson, Justin and I are in the boat at Mill Spring and "Turtle Corner".

24"H x 20"W

$450 framed Buy Now
$225 unframed Buy Now
$95 matted giclee Buy Now
Long Journey, Cool Drink

Long Journey, Cool Drink

Sandhills after their journey to their winter home in Florida.

12"H x 16"W

$225 framed Buy Now
$125 unframed Buy Now
Spring on the Santa Fe

Spring on the Santa Fe

I love the look of this little spring - especially all the beaver damage on the trees.

18"H x 24"W

$450 framed Buy Now
$225 unframed Buy Now
Pelican Sunrise

Pelican Sunrise

Inspired by trip to South Florida; won 1st place at Coconut Grove Art Fest!

22"H x 24"W

$550 framed Buy Now
$300 unframed Buy Now
Black Skimmers and Friends

Black Skimmers and Friends

inspired by kayaking trip to Shired Island.Framed print was aquired by Clean Caribbean and Americas for their corporate collection

15"H x 30"W

$695 framed Buy Now
$350 unframed original Buy Now
Life on the Nature Coast

Life on the Nature Coast

The scene is 2/3 under water and 1/3 above water. It depicts Green Turtles and other marine life in Florida's Big Bend Gulf waters. These turtles were released there after rehab from the oil spill.

22"H x 27"W

$650 framed Buy Now
$350 unframed original Buy Now
Pelican Sunrise II

Pelican Sunrise II

This panel was designed as a dyptich to flow from Pelican Sunrise. Both panels are the same size and can be framed together or separately.

22"H x 24"W

$595 framed Buy Now
$295 unframed original Buy Now
The Sky was Yellow

The Sky was Yellow

This is the first panel of a Tryptich inspired by a song from Terrapin Station. This will be an edition of only 25 prints.sold out

26"H x 22"W

$175 matted giclee 20x24 Buy Now
Everglades Life

Everglades Life

This is panel three of the tryptich "The Sky was Yellow,and the Sun was Blue.Original sold out. Reproductions available.

24"H x 20"W

$175 giclee on paper matted 20x24 Buy Now
Tree Hugger

Tree Hugger

lino-cut of a reclining tree and the amazing biospere of life it supports

24"H x 34"W

$595 unframed original Buy Now
$995 framed Buy Now
Eleanor Tree

Eleanor Tree

Glorious anthropomorphic tree inspired by an amazing redhead!

16"H x 20"W

$175 mounted original Buy Now
$395 framed Buy Now
Calusa Tree

Calusa Tree

Lino inspired by a dwarf cypress in the Everglades that was bent by the Calusa as a trail marker @400 years ago. The tree still stands!

12"H x 16"W

$125 mounted Buy Now
$350 framed Buy Now
Harriets Shelter

Harriets Shelter

An old photo of Harriet Tubman and the gnarled but powerful coastal oaks combined to inspire this piece

16"H x 20"W

$150 mounted Buy Now
$395 framed Buy Now
Journey's Rest

Journey's Rest

Inspired by an incredibly old cedar from St. Augustine and the monarch migration.

24"H x 16"W

$195 mounted Buy Now
$395 framed Buy Now
Beaver

Beaver

9"H x 12"W

$75 matted original Buy Now
Healing the Wellspring of my Creative Soul

Healing the Wellspring of my Creative Soul

Lino-cut relief print; hand-painted with letterpress text. Edition of only 23. New dream series!

24"H x 18"W

$195 unframed Buy Now
$395 framed Buy Now
I Was Blessed by Cranes

I Was Blessed by Cranes

relief print with letterpress. Edition of only 15.Only 2 left.

12"H x 12"W

$95.00 unframed Buy Now
$250.00 framed Buy Now
Yellow Dog, Blue Wolf

Yellow Dog, Blue Wolf

Very important dream image to me; about spiritual vs material choices. Relief print with letterpress. Edition of only 22.

22"H x 17"W x 1"D

$195 unframed Buy Now
$395 framed Buy Now
Fellow Cetaceans

Fellow Cetaceans

I have been very moved, both by the right whales' compassion and intelligence and their terrible endangerment.

24"H x 32"W

$495 unframed Buy Now
$950 framed Buy Now
Turtle Moon

Turtle Moon

August's full moon hatches the baby turtles and draws them toward the ocean.

16"H x 20"W

$195 unframed original Buy Now
$395 framed Buy Now
Goethe Giant III

Goethe Giant III

The first of a triptych to be completed. It has wood-cut reduction color and a linoleum keyblock. This may be the largest and oldest cypress in the state now. Edition of 22.

30"H x 24"W

$595 unframed original Buy Now
Whoopers and Sandhills

Whoopers and Sandhills

Linoleum reduction print; edition of 12.Sold out!

26"H x 16"W

$125 matted giclee Buy Now
Diving for Jacks

Diving for Jacks

Tampa is in the background as pelicans dive for fish at Honeymoon Island

22"H x 18"W

$250 unframed original Buy Now
Oceans Guardian

Oceans Guardian

Reduction or "suicide block"; 5 layers of color

18"H x 24"W

$295 unframed Buy Now
$550 framed Buy Now
Bees

Bees

Lino-cut plus letterpress. This one is an artist proof.

16"H x 12"W

$150 unframed original Buy Now
$295 framed Buy Now
Goethe Giant I

Goethe Giant I

30"H x 20"W

$595 unframed original Buy Now
Goethe Giant II

Goethe Giant II

full color 5 layer multi block relief print; 2 wood blocks and one linoleum block create this image.

30"H x 20"W

$595 unframed original Buy Now
Long Leaf Pine

Long Leaf Pine

The center panel of my long leaf triptych.

28"H x 20"W

$650 unframed original Buy Now
$1075 framed Buy Now
Long Leaf I

Long Leaf I

Panel #1 in my Long Leaf Pine triptych

27"H x 12"W

$450 unframed original Buy Now
Hunting Frogs

Hunting Frogs

18"H x 24"W

$250 unframed original Buy Now
Everglades Life II

Everglades Life II

24"H x 14"W

$250 unframed original Buy Now
Blue Hole Buddies

Blue Hole Buddies

All my favorite beings who inhabit my favorite spring

22"H x 30"W

$595 unframed original Buy Now
Joyce Kilmer Giant

Joyce Kilmer Giant

Lino-cut relief print with watercolor. An old-growth Tulip Poplar.

48"H x 18"W

$895 unframed Buy Now
reproductions available
Everglades Triptych

Everglades Triptych

Lino-cut and watercolor relief print. Drawn on Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress property plein air. Fauna added to composition then carved and printed with strangler fig border. Sold out

20"H x 28"W

$125 giclee on paper 16x20 Buy Now
Moonlit Lunas

Moonlit Lunas

5 layer linoleum reduction print

16"H x 12"W

$195 unframed original Buy Now
$395 framed Buy Now
Mother and Child Reunion

Mother and Child Reunion

Relief Print, hand-painted with watercolor

30"H x 24"W

$395 unframed original Buy Now
Walking on Water

Walking on Water

relief Print with water-color

16"H x 20"W

$195 mounted Buy Now
$395 framed Buy Now
Mangrove's Bounty

Mangrove's Bounty

linoleum relief print; hand-painted

20"H x 24"W

$450 original framed Buy Now
$225 unframed original Buy Now
flamingos

flamingos

reduction lino-cut

16"H x 12"W

$195 matted original Buy Now
Prairie Crane

Prairie Crane

reduction Lino-cut relief print; edition of 16; 3 available

20"H x 16"W

$250 matted original Buy Now
Oceans Protector

Oceans Protector

Collagraph made of beach trash as under-layer; 4 layer lino-cut reduction.

30"H x 24"W

$595 unframed original Buy Now
Loose Screw Pond

Loose Screw Pond

Woodcut reduction print of Loose screw pond in Big Cypress on Clyde Butcher's property.

24"H x 27"W

$695 unframed original matted size Buy Now
Pileated Duet

Pileated Duet

Reduction linoleum block print. Edition of 16, 5 sold

24"H x 18"W

$350 unframed original Buy Now
$695 framed original with non glare conservation glass Buy Now
Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers

Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers

Reduction linoleum block print. Edition of 17

18"H x 14"W

$250 unframed original, matted Buy Now
$495 framed original; non-glare conservation glass Buy Now
Living Prairie

Living Prairie

Reduction linoleum block print. Edition of 12

24"H x 36"W

$850 unframed original, matted Buy Now
$1295 framed original with non-glare conservati0n glass. Buy Now
$175 reproduction on paper 18x24 Buy Now