We’ve been missing the printmaking demonstration we had scheduled in May with printmaker, Sherrie York, so Sherrie was kind enough to create a video demonstrating the process of her reduction linocut prints on a new work, Columbine II.
Printmaker, painter and draughtswoman Sherrie York is an accomplished artist with an international reputation for lyrical and expressive works on paper. The beauty and mysteries she discovers on her walks inspire York’s nature-focused linocuts. Her printmaker’s eye is drawn to intricate flora, the behavior of birds, and patterns across land and seascapes.“I am especially drawn to subjects that might be overlooked if I were moving too quickly through a landscape,” she explains. “Weedy tangles along a ditch or bones and feathers in a field suggest lives and stories that I can barely imagine. I see so much when I take a walk.”
York’s work has been in many national and international exhibitions, including the juried Animalia 2016 exhibition and Colorado Governor’s Invitational exhibitions in 2014, 2015 and 2016 at the Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO; the 2016 and 2018 Coors Western Exhibition & Sale and Club Gallery in Denver, CO; the Art of the Animal Kingdom XX at The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington VT.
Sherrie York’s work can also be found in corporate and museum collections including the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin and The John and Alice Forester Miniature Collection, Wausau, Wisconsin. She has participated in projects of the international Artists for Nature Foundation in Holland and Spain, and has been Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park and Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. She was Project Puffin’s Artist of the Year, Rockland, Maine, 2014, and Best in Show, Pressing Issues, Denver’s Month of Print, SLD, in 2014.
York has illustrated several books and she is a popular instructor in field sketching and printmaking, most notably for the Rocky Mountain Land Library in Colorado and at Audubon’s Hog Island Camp in Maine. She has also taught youth classes at the Art Students League of Denver.