Printmaking is no small artistic endeavor. One must be totally committed to the process in order to achieve a finished work. Not only is Carolyn James a devoted and accomplished printmaker, but she has delved into every aspect of the art and offers a variety of methods in her overall work. Also a workshop instructor at the Armory Center for the Arts Carolyn helps others to develop their skills and techniques. Favoring classic subjects such as the fountains at Versailles and the stone urns at “Rosecliff” in Newport R.I. Carolyn brings them into contemporary focus with her painterly approach. Indeed, as most of her prints are Monoprints (one only, with a “ghost image” on occasion) they are completely individual. Gorgeous textures, layered color and perfectly edited composition make her work rich in depth–giving the viewer lasting visual pleasure.
PRINTMAKERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS
Out of the camera, through a computer, hand-drawn or applied surface textures – all are evident in this small but most intriguing set of works by our featured Photo/Print Makers.