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
Big Mama
Blowing In
Gopher Tortoise
Canoeing the Ichetucknee
Long Journey, Cool Drink
Ichetucknee Birds
Storm Dance
Spring on the Santa Fe
Growing Together
Abundance Below
Mullet for Dinner
Pelican Sunrise
Black Skimmers and Friends
Hungry Young 'Uns
Life on the Nature Coast
Pelican Sunrise II
The Sky was Yellow
Everglades Life
Crawdaddy
Still Blooming
Tree Hugger
Eleanor Tree
Calusa Tree
Harriets Shelter
Journey's Rest
Prairie Bison
Beaver
Healing the Wellspring of my Creative Soul
I Was Blessed by Cranes
Yellow Dog, Blue Wolf
Fellow Cetaceans
Silent Witness II
Turtle Moon
Goethe Giant III
Whoopers and Sandhills
Diving for Jacks
Oceans Guardian
Bees
Goethe Giant I
Goethe Giant II
Long Leaf III
Showing Off
Long Leaf Pine
Long Leaf I
Hunting Frogs
Everglades Life II
Blue Hole Buddies
Joyce Kilmer Giant
The Forest Primeval
Joyce Kilmer Giant
Everglades Triptych
Moonlit Lunas
Walking on Water
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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. Wow!

26"H x 22"W

$495 framed, $295 unframed

Big Mama

Big Mama

I photographed her on the bank of Alachua Sink on Paines Prairie. Flood waters were receding and the gators gorged on fish caught in the shallows.
ORIGINAL SOLD OUT

20"H x 16"W

$295 framed reproduction; $125 matted giclee

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.

20"H x 24"W

$450 framed, $225 unframed

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 Gainesville, Florida.

24"H x 20"W

$450 framed, $225 unframed

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, $225 unframed

Long Journey, Cool Drink

Long Journey, Cool Drink

Sandhills after their journey to their winter home in Florida.

11"H x 14"W

Ichetucknee Birds

Ichetucknee Birds

The Woodstork I saw was fishing by shading the water with her wings to see better. Ibis and a Roseate Spoonbill are also pictured
ORIGINAL SOLD OUT

16"H x 20"W

$295 framed reproduction, $125 matted giclee

Storm Dance

Storm Dance

I created this print a couple of years after the 4 hurricanes swept through Florida. The huge oaks next door looked like they were dancing. The image was created from my memories.

20"H x 24"W

$450 framed, $225 unframed

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, $225 unframed

Growing Together

Growing Together

Oaks and Palms growing together in an intimate embrace are a common sight throughout Florida.

20"H x 16"W

$350 framed, $175 unframed

Abundance Below

Abundance Below

The waters where Devil's Eye Spring run meets the Ichetucknee is a gathering place for many species of fish.

22"H x 18"W

$395 framed, $195 unframed original

Mullet for Dinner

Mullet for Dinner

I saw this while swimming at St Augustine. I love seeing the Pelicans come in close to check out the waves.

9"H x 13"W

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; $300 unframed

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; $350 unframed original

Hungry Young 'Uns

Hungry Young 'Uns

This is a pelican and magnificent frigatebird rookery on Seahorse Key. Such amazing density of life on the Gulf!

28"H x 22"W

$695 framed; $295 unframed original

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

$695 framed; $395 unframed original

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

$625 framed; $295 unframed original

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.3 more available

26"H x 22"W

$695 framed; $350 unframed original

Everglades Life

Everglades Life

This is panel three of the tryptich "The Sky was Yellow,and the Sun was Blue.Only one left.

26"H x 21"W

$350 unframed original; $695 framed

Crawdaddy

Crawdaddy

15"H x 13"W

$125 unframed original

Still Blooming

Still Blooming

lino-cut of the oldest red-bud I've ever seen...near Perry, Fla

12"H x 16"W x 1"D

$125 mounted; $295 framed

Tree Hugger

Tree Hugger

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

22"H x 34"W

$595 unframed original; $995 framed

Eleanor Tree

Eleanor Tree

Glorious anthropomorphic tree inspired by an amazing redhead!

16"H x 20"W

$150 mounted original; $350 framed

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; $295 framed

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; $325 framed

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; $395 framed

Prairie Bison

Prairie Bison

14"H x 11"W

$250 framed, $95 unframed original

Beaver

Beaver

9"H x 12"W

$75 matted original

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;$395 framed

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;$250.00 framed

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

$395 framed

Fellow Cetaceans

Fellow Cetaceans

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

22"H x 32"W

$595 unframed, $995 framed

Silent Witness II

Silent Witness II

Woodcut; multi-color reduction print. Edition of only 22

20"H x 16"W

$150 unframed

$300 framed

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, $395 framed

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 20"W

$595 unframed original

Whoopers and Sandhills

Whoopers and Sandhills

Linoleum reduction print; edition of 12.Only 2 originals left

30"H x 17"W

$495 unframed

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

Oceans Guardian

Oceans Guardian

Reduction or "suicide block"; 5 layers of color

18"H x 24"W

$295 unframed; $550 framed

Bees

Bees

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

16"H x 12"W

$150 unframed original; $295 framed

Goethe Giant I

Goethe Giant I

30"H x 20"W

$595 unframed original

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

Long Leaf III

Long Leaf III

This is the first completed panel to a triptych of our beloved long leaf pines. Printed in brown/black and hand-painted. Framed size is 20"x36"

28"H x 12"W

$450 unframed original; $850 framed

Showing Off

Showing Off

Red wing blackbirds printed in black with mono-printed background

12"H x 18"W

$195 unframed original; $395 framed

Long Leaf Pine

Long Leaf Pine

The center panel of my long leaf triptych.

28"H x 20"W

$650 unframed original; $1075 framed

Long Leaf I

Long Leaf I

Panel #1 in my Long Leaf Pine triptych

27"H x 12"W

$495 unframed original

Hunting Frogs

Hunting Frogs

18"H x 24"W

$250 unframed original

Everglades Life II

Everglades Life II

24"H x 14"W

$250 unframed original

Blue Hole Buddies

Blue Hole Buddies

All my favorite beings who inhabit my favorite spring

22"H x 30"W

$595 unframed original

Joyce Kilmer Giant

Joyce Kilmer Giant

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

48"H x 18"W

$995 unframed; $2250 framed

The Forest Primeval

The Forest Primeval

Multi-layered lino-cut relief print with encaustic on surface; mounted on cradle-board.

46"H x 50"W x 2"D

$2750 original, $595 giclee on canvas, $150 matted reproduction 18"x22"

Joyce Kilmer Giant

Joyce Kilmer Giant

Lino-cut relief print with watercolor of old growth tulip poplar.

48"H x 18"W

$995 unframed original; $2295 framed

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.

20"H x 28"W

$595 unframed original

Moonlit Lunas

Moonlit Lunas

5 layer linoleum reduction print

16"H x 12"W

$195 unframed original, $395 framed

Walking on Water

Walking on Water

relief Print with water-color

16"H x 20"W

$195 mounted; $395 framed