Matt Brown Woodprints

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Images of the prints are sorted thematically in the Gallery.

Last update 7/9/2016. **


 

 

** What?  No updates in over two years?

 

While fixing a glitch in pur online ordering system we lost our updated site and have had to revert back to where things were at two years ago.  We'll be updating calendars, imagery, and whatnot, soon (9/23/2018).

 

 

 

 

I began making woodblock prints using the traditional Japanese hanga method in 1993.  Hanga is color woodblock printing with multiple blocks, water, pigments, and rice paste.  It was the technique used to make the ukiyo-e and shin hanga prints of Japan.

My imagery is mostly of New England: lakes and mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire.  I have also pursued imagery inspired by trips to the coast of Maine, some of New York City,  a few from out West; I have worked print images of my family, of travels to far off places, of art made by other artists. I am fascinated by how two-dimensional art changes the way we see our world.  I love making things  by hand, especially using this older printing method utilizing the basic materials of wood and of water.

Highest quality artist pigments, rice paste, and acid-free cotton rag paper are my printing materials.
Brushes and a hand-held baren are my printing tools.

Here I am using my baren:
matt printing
Each print is hand-rubbed, often from 10 or more separate carved blocks.

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Matt Brown . . . . . . . 23 Washburn Hill Rd. Lyme, NH 03768 . . . . . . 603-795-4619. . . . . . ooloo@valley.net