The Restigouche Series of Woodblock Prints
I recently completed a project that involved the creation of six woodblocks and then printing limited editions of each.
A few years ago while on a canoe trip along the Restigouche River, I was amazed and inspired by the rugged unspoiled beauty of its old-growth forests and cold clear water. Initially i did this painting as a response to the experience.
Later, I decided to do a series of woodblocks to highlight various views of the river. Each of the six pine woodblocks required at least 30 hours of work to carve out the details. This was followed by many more hours spent actually printing them.
This series of woodblock prints was funded by a Creation Grant from ArtsNB.
I also used the press and printmaking studio at the Saint John Arts Centre and I am indebted to the staff for their advice and assistance.