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I make woodblock prints using the Japanese hanga method.  Hanga is color woodblock printing entirely by hand, using a hand-held baren instead of a press, from multiple carved blocks.

Printing materials are water, pigments, and rice paste.  This is the same technique used to make the ukiyo-e and shin-hanga prints of Japan. 



Fascinated by how two-dimensional art can change the way we see our world,  I am in love with the color woodblock print, especially woodblock prints made with water using the Japanese hanga method.

I love the look of hanga prints: clean carved edges juxtaposed with a soft watercolor look in the colors. I love the intimate, tactile nature of this art form.  I love the simple materials of wood and water involved in their making.

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. Each print is hand-rubbed, often from 10 or more separate carved blocks. My imagery is mostly of New England, with a focus on the lakes and mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire.  I also explore imagery inspired by other places and by others art: the coast of Maine, New York City, the mountains of Colorado and Utah.



Using my baren to print

Copies of a booklet about the art and science of seeing color,
The Energy Theory of Color,
authored by myself and Prof. Ming Meng (a psychology professor specializing in the science of visual thinking), are available for purchase online
($20, shipping is additional $5, east of the Mississippi). 
Booklets are also available at the Matt Brown Fine Art gallery in Lyme.



Matt Brown . . . . . . . 23 Washburn Hill Rd. Lyme, NH 03768 . . . . . . 603-306-6547. . . . . . matt@mbrownfa.com