Matt Brown Woodprints

Welcome

Images of the prints are sorted thematically in the Gallery.

Last update 7/9/2016.


 

 

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 is the technique used to make the ukiyo-e and shin hanga prints of Japan.

My imagery is mostly from New England: the lakes and mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, images inpsired by trips to the coast of Maine. My pursuit is motivated by a desire to develop better visual understanding and deepen a sense of how two-dimensional art can change the way we see our world.

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.

matt printing

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

 

 

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