May 20, 2022

The Fourthny

Art is beauty

Graphic Landscape and Floral Prints by Katie Dean I Artsy Shark

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Printmaker Katie Dean shares a refreshing collection of colourful linocut and block print models motivated by the all-natural planet. Take a look at her internet site to see extra.

 

floral block print by Katie Dean

“Garden of Your Mind” block print, 12″ x 15″

 

I’m an artist and printmaker who is at present discovering creative inspiration in the Pacific Northwest—specifically Tacoma, Washington. I was raised in this lovely environmentally friendly landscape and have numerous fond recollections exploring the woods near my residence as a younger child.

 

aspen block print by Katie Dean

“Aspen” block print, 12″ x 15″

 

This adore of adventure, exploration and natural attractiveness has ongoing to impact my do the job. I contemplate myself a curious soul who is open and fluid in my means of navigating the globe and I are inclined to shy absent from viewing it by way of a black and white lens.

 

floral block print by Katie Dean

“Icelandic Poppies” block print, 10″ x 11″

 

Deep down, in that intuitive position, I knew I was an artist.

 

nature block print by Katie Dean

“Come Dance in the Forest” block print, 12″ x 15″

 

The artwork courses in faculty have been the only ones I actually loved. Pursuing a vocation in the arts is my most genuine and straightforward route and a present I can share when I’m listed here.

 

nature block print by Katie Dean

“Come Dance in the Forest” (depth) block print

 

My academic qualifications and formative operate experience is in graphic style and design and this has aided me establish my innovative business. In 2005, I left my in-residence graphic layout job to entertain the suggestions of creating a greeting card selection. It would be a extensive return back again to this notion just after I experienced my very first youngster in 2007.

 

figurative linocut print by Katie Dean

“Reconciliation” steam roll linocut reduction print, 42″ x 42″

 

I am a mom of two. When my kids had been quite young and preserving my full awareness, I was afforded the time to examine my adore of printmaking, some thing I experienced been exposed to in college. Acquiring some time and room to explore, I identified myself making an attempt new factors to really practical experience what “art as therapy” is all about.

 

figurative linocut by Katie Dean

Untitled, photopolymer letterpress reproduction, 18″ x 18″

 

I have an illustrative design. When I was a child, I cherished on the lookout at picture publications and redrawing illustrations or photos I liked. This was strengthened while I was a youthful mother. I experienced the pleasure of revisiting the children’s area of the library where I discovered the illustrations in the quite a few publications we read through inspiring.

 

figurative block print by Katie Dean

“Boxed” block print, 9″ x 9″

 

I am also inspired by the human practical experience and have started incorporating figures in my photographs as a way to inform a far more sophisticated story. Lifetime can provide this kind of joy and these types of sorrow. My mission in producing artwork is to illustrate the whole spectrum.

 

tropical block print cards by Katie Dean

“Tropical Greeting Card Assortment” (established of 8) digitally printed unique block print reproductions, each individual card 4.25″ x 5.5″

 

As my kids acquired older, I begun entertaining tips of growing a resourceful small business the moment yet again. I recognized I could mix my wonderful art printmaking operate with greeting playing cards and material items like towels and tapestries. This branching out has enabled me to get my get the job done in quite a few directions, presenting a selection of lovely merchandise to my prospects.

 

landscape block print by Katie Dean

“Follow the Signs” block print, 12″ x 15″

 

These times, you will uncover me increasing two incredible young people, operating on new art prints and advertising my work at nearby events and on line via my Etsy shop. If I’m not accomplishing that, I’m exterior taking pleasure in the stunning landscape I get in touch with dwelling.

 

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