Matt Brown Woodprints


Images of the prints are sorted thematically in the Gallery.

Last update 7/17/2017.


I have been making woodblock prints using the traditional Japanese hanga method since 1993and have made this printmaking my full-time work since 1995. Hanga is color woodblock printing using multiple blocks with water.  It is the technique used to make the ukiyo-e and shin hanga prints of Japan.

My imagery is mostly of New England: Vermont, New Hampshire, and the coast of Maine. My pursuit is motivated by a desire to develop better visual understanding and to deepen my sense of how art can change the way we see our world.  I am fascinated by the way we process visual information, I am intrigued by how our visual thinking can move our emotions and shape how we interact with 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.

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

I also now own and operate an art gallery:  Matt Brown Fine Art, 1 Main St. Lyme, NH.  The gallery specializes in fine art, craft and books by residents of Lyme, NH and Thetford, VT, past and present.  The gallery also displays and sells kabuki actor prints (yakusha-e) by one of the world's great artists:  Utagawa Kunisada (1789 - 1865).

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Matt Brown . . . . . . . 23 Washburn Hill Rd. Lyme, NH 03768 . . . . . . 603-795-4619. . . . . .