My show “Uncovered Prints and Drawings” is on exhibit at Bar Antidote in Vergennes, VT, through the spring. The show features prints and drawings executed in my NYC studio and Robert Reynolds’ printmaking studio in Branford, CT, in the early 2000’s.
Thanks so much Elsie Lynn Parini from Addison Independent for the reintroduction to Vermont. Its great to be back in my Vergennes studio. I’m looking forward to the Vermont Open Studio Weekend in May for my grand re-opening. In the meantime, the studio is open by appointment or chance this winter.
Our bodies make prints in some physical capacity everyday. We make footprints in the sand, leave handprints on the doors we open, and in some cases, give fingerprints after being arrested…
My latest group of monotypes, examine how my own fingerprints have slightly altered over time due to scarring, burning and loss of tissue. The original linear design of our fingerprint confirms our existence while the aged fingerprint tells our life story.
I find it symbolic and natural to use a monotype process to produce a unique print of a unique fingerprint.
I’ve started to get into the habit of wiping off excess oil paint from palette knives and brushes on common studio objects and pieces of fabric. This is a piece of felt that’s been used as my painting rag for the past year and now its evolving into a painting.
Thanks to John at Vermont Art Supply, Tim at Holbein Artist Materials and Jack Sheehan for helping me get my printmaking press set-up. I’ve been experimenting with monotypes, painting, drawing and collage combination techniques and am looking forward to a long winter of making prints.
You can see some examples of my printmaking here.
I’m up and running again at 37 Green Street in Vergennes, VT. I’ve converted Outerlands Gallery, Inc. into my painting and printmaking studio, now called “Ross Sheehan Studio.” The studio will be open by appointment or chance through the winter and I’ll be having a formal opening in the spring of 2017. Please stop by if you see me working inside…
Its been a great run in California for the last couple of years. I’m getting my in-progress, wet artwork packed up to move back to Vermont. Living and working in the coast side environment has propelled my work in a positive new direction. Wish I could take my studio door with me…
Thanks to the staff at Half Moon Bay Magazine for featuring me in the May 2016 edition. I had a great turn-out at my Silicon Valley Open Studio last weekend. You can read the full article here.
Looking forward to the Silicon Valley Open Studios this weekend–May 21-22, 2016. My Half Moon Bay studio site number is 355. Look for the yellow signs on route 1. More information can be found here.
A selection of mixed media paintings and sculptures installed in Art Ark Gallery for the Silicon Valley Open Studios SVOS in San Jose, CA, 2016.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 4, 2016 6-9pm
Closing Reception: Friday, April 1, 2016 6-9pm
© Ross I. Sheehan 2019