Monotypes are prints that are drawn or painted on one surface, such as plexiglass or metal, and transferred to paper with the use of a press or rubbing by hand. The images are created in several applications of ink and paint that are rolled, brushed, daubed or otherwise applied and manipulated. Other techniques can also be combined with the transfer technique to achieve a distinct, simultaneously transparent and opaque layering effect.
I love creating monotypes because the medium presents me with a distinct opportunity to merge my love of the flow watercolor painting with the printmaking process. I enjoy creating one of a kind pieces that often consist of repeating images and themes that spark my soul, and speak to my desire to celebrate being ever present in the now.
Inherently unique and adaptable to almost any medium imaginable, this versatile printmaking process results in painterly textures and surface effects that cannot be achieved any other way.