Are you two married?
Yes. We have been married since 2001.
Do you still have a storefront in San Francisco?
No, we do not. After 30 years of living in the City, and 14 years of having a studio in the City, we moved our operation (and ourselves!) to the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada in the fall of 2020. That said, there are plenty of shops that still sell our work in San Francisco.
What is it like living in the hills?
We love it. We have a nice piece of property which is covered with giant trees and big boulders, and a beautiful river runs through it. Our studio is a stand-alone building in the heart of this landscape.
Can we visit?
Not yet. We hope to offer residencies and classes in the future, but this pandemic has to be dealt with first.
Are you still making new work?
Absolutely! We love our lives as artists and are excited to see how this new environment will influence our work.
How are your digital prints made?
We use both 8- and 12-color Epson SureColor printers, and print on Hot or Cold Press Bright White paper. Both the inks and the paper are archival, and will not fade even in direct sun.
Do you recommend placing your artwork in direct sun?
How are your relief prints made?
We carve a block of wood or linoleum, removing the areas that we do not want to hold ink, creating a plate. We then ink up the plate (or plates if there are multiple colors), lay a piece of Rives BFK paper on the surface, and then crank it through our etching press. The pressure from the roller of the etching press transfers the ink from the plate to the paper. Voila, you have a relief print!
Isn’t that a crazy way to make a living?
Yes, it is :)
Do you take commissions?
Yes, we do. We don’t take all of them, but if it marries well with our style, we’ll do it. Use our contact form to let us know what you are thinking!
How often do you ship?
We make a run to the Plymouth, CA post office almost every weekday. Orders for most digital prints ship the same or next day. Orders for most original paintings and relief prints can take longer - up to two weeks - as they have to be made to order.
How do you package your artwork for shipping?
Prints that are 11x14 and smaller are placed in a clear plastic sleeve with a backing board and shipped in a sturdy kraft envelope. Larger prints are carefully rolled with glassine paper and are shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube. Framed artwork is carefully boxed.
What shipping services do you use?
Unframed work ships via USPS. Framed work is shipped via UPS.
Do you have tracking?
Yes, we have tracking on every shipment. If you don't find it on your shipping confirmation email, let us know.
Who is your framer?
We have been working with The Frame Factory in Sacramento, CA for over ten years. They do all the framing for Ansel Adams Gallery, too, so we think we are in good hands.
I have a question you don’t address here. How do I contact you?
Please use our contact form. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can!