Block printing or “Relief Printing” has been around for hundreds of years. Wood and various other materials have been used to make block prints. It was the method first used to add images to printed publications as well as putting designs onto fabrics. You can see how my block prints are made here.
Woodshed and Barn 4″ x 8″ This hillside farm provides the kind of grouping of rural buildings one often sees along northern Vermont’s many backroads.
Winter, East Hill, Peacham 4 1/2 ” x 10″ Snow covers the landscape in this panoramic view towards Peacham, VT from East Hill.
Winter Path, Danville 4″ x 8″
Snow covers the hills and the bare trees are silhouetted in this winter view along Walden Hill Road in Danville, Vermont.
Winter Glow, Peacham 5″ x 8″ The warmth of a winter sunset contrasts with the chill of snow on the ground.
Webster Hill, Danville 4″ x 8″ A chilly winter view of Webster Hill in Danville, Vermont. The farm in the center dates back to the 1830’s (rebuilt in the 1880’s).
Valley View 4″ x 4″ The fullness of summer farms in Vermont is represented in this view from a hilltop nearby. This is a classic Vermont scene with mountains and hills punctuated by rows of trees and plowed fields.
The Stone Wall 4″ x 8″ As the land was cleared for farming, large stones had to be removed and many found their way into the stone walls along back roads.
Sugar House 4″ x 8″ With snow still on the ground, as the sap flows, sugaring begins. Over a wood fire, the water content of the sap is slowly evaporated off to leave maple syrup. It takes about 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup!
Snowbound, Walden Hill 5 1/2″ x 10″ This quiet place, near the top of Walden Hill Road in Danville shows how beautiful a heavy snow covering can be.
Peacham Summer 4″ x 8″ The glory of the Vermont countryside is epitomized by Peacham in the summer. This view from atop Cemetery Hill in Peacham shows the variety of terrain that makes Vermont famous.
Peacham Snow 4″ x 8″ Heavy snows cover this quiet Peacham valley. Harvey Mountain is in the background.
Ready for Spring 4″ x 8″ Everything is in place and ready for Spring planting.
Monhegan Morning 5 ” x 11″ The quiet of an early morning on Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine.
Leaning Barn 4″ x 4″ Many Vermont barns show signs of old age. This one is in Danville. Since this print was completed, the barn and attached house have been beautifully refurbished.
RFD, Danville 4″ x 6″ One of the things most often seen along our back roads is an array of rural mailboxes just like these on Walden Hill Road in Danville.
Hill Farm, Danville 4″ x 8 1/2″ Since this print was completed, the big barn on the right has been taken down. A great loss for Danville.
Hay Wagon 4″ x 8″ Haying is a familiar scene during the summer. When the weather is dry enough, the hay wagon is brought out to the field for harvesting.
Harvey Mountain, Peacham 5″ x 8″ The majesty of Harvey Mountain with its surrounding farms and lush fields can be viewed from many vantage points in Peacham, Vermont.
Greenbanks Hollow 4″ x 8″ This beautiful covered bridge is located in the area of South Danville called Greenbanks Hollow and is the site of a once-thriving mill town.
Governor’s Mansion, Peacham 4″ x 8″ This historic building is located in the center of Peacham, Vermont. It was built in 1805 and was bought in 1807 by John Mattocks who was governor of Vermont from 1843 to 1844.
Harvest 5″ x 7 1/2″ A sure sign of Fall, the bountiful harvest.
Danville Snow 4″ x 8″ This winter view is from a promontory along a path across the road from us. The mountains are part of the panoramic view looking northeast.
Early Winter 5 1/4″ x 10″ The first snow of the winter covers the surrounding hills along Walden Hill Road in Danville, Vermont.
Cows on Cole’s Pond Road 5 1/4″ x 8″ Vermont is often symbolized by Holstein cows. These were grazing in a field right off of Cole’s Pond Road in North Walden, Vermont.
Birches 4″ x 4” The wind rustles the leaves of a stand of birches high above the valley floor.
Clermont Road, Danville, P.Q. 4″ x 8″ This blockprint was done in Danville, Quebec, Canada while I was an invited guest artist at the Symposium des Arts de la Rue. It was done during the 4 day working symposium, a gathering of 45-50 working artists. All of the artists publicly produced new original works during the exciting 4 day event. I was honored to be the only guest from outside of Canada. The town of Danville, Quebec was established by emigrants from Danville, Vermont in 1860. The Symposium des Arts de la Rue is part of the annual celebration commemorating the founding of the town.
Vermont Valley Farm 4″ x 6″ The mountains are never far away. A quiet farm is nestled deep in the valley.
Tampico Road 6″ x 6″ This view from the top of Tampico Road in North Danville has all the elements of the lush scenic countryside of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
An Open Book 4″ x 8″ A good book beckons. Country comforts surround the reader.
Sunflowers 2 3/4 ” x 3 3/4″ Sunflowers add life to a country table.
Route 5 Looking East 2″ x 8″ This panoramic view looking east towards the White Mountains of New Hampshire is just north of Newbury, Vermont.
Sugaring 4″ x 4″ In March and April the when the nights are cold and the daytime temperatures begin to warm, the sap starts to flow and sugaring begins. It is a yearly ritual that Vermonters anticipate with eagerness as it is a harbinger of Spring.
Moonrise, West Barnet 4″ x 8″ As the moon ascends, trees are silhouetted along the edge of this newly hayed field in West Barnet, Vermont.
Peacham Farm 4″ x 6″ This barn is located high on a hill in the picturesque town of Peacham, VT. The town dates back to 1776 and has many historic buildings. It is about 7 miles south of Danville, where we live.
Cascade, Cheever Falls 5 3/4″ x 7 1/2″ Just downstream from Cheever Falls near Walden, Vermont, this beautiful stream flows wildly along the rocky banks during the spring meltoff.