This website is designed to showcase FINE ART PRINTMAKING Artwork created
by Steve Larson, Artist:
After realizing the world economic situation was making it too difficult for most people to ever purchase “original, one of a kind, hand-painted artworks”, I switched the focus of my Studio from painting to printmaking. Printmaking not only allows me to multiply my creative efforts but additionally, I can sell original hand-pulled & signed limited edition prints at prices most people can still afford. New techniques in nontoxic printmaking now make it possible for me to teach without the previous insurance risks posed by toxic chemicals used before.
PRINTMAKING: I first began printmaking while I was a student at
Indiana University in the 1970s. Eventually I borrowed money and bought my own
etching press when I had a studio in northern Indiana in an old church I'd
renovated. A year ago I began rearranging my entire studio space to focus my
artistic output on “non-toxic printmaking” to offer a high quality lower
cost Fine Art product after I’d spent several months researching the topic
online with the objective of finding a way to make quality Fine Art prints from
approx. 2,500 slide images of paintings sold for too little over the years. My
research led me to the realization that advancements in printmaking and digital
technology had opened the door to innovations combining printing methods
previously unaccepted or unknown by the industry. For example, I was very
pleased to discover that new methods allow me to use my Etching press (purchased
nearly 3 decades ago) for non-toxic Lithography printmaking techniques. I
decided to use years of experience teaching Adult Education to write a manual
“Integrating Studio and Non-Toxic Printmaking”© that I could sell to assist
other artists that was straight-forward, clear, concise, in layman’s terms that
anybody could understand and organized sequentially, so any level of student
could learn the basic printing process by simply following the instructions. The
manual will be for sale on this site as soon as I finish writing it.
SCULPTURE: I am a certified STICK/MIG/TIG welder with gas welding and
arc welding equipment.
Since my Studio is located at 9,400 ft. our cell phone reception varies by where we're standing. Best contact is by email listed below.
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