Please bear with us while we create a new gallery for work by Jackie Morris.
Born in Toulouse, France. Richard moved to Canada out of curiosity, stayed to attend the School of Fine Arts in Québec City, and then studied sculpture in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. In 1968 and 1969, his experiments with etching techniques led him to make his own tools, printing inks and varnishes, as well as printing presses of his own design.
Richard's etchings are produced on cold rolled copper plate. His main technique is "l'eau-forte" (etching with acid), which is used in conjunction with other techniques such as engraving aquatint, dry point and mezzotint depending on the desired effect and texture.
The etchings are printed in limited editions, limited to three hundred or five hundred (300 or 500) proofs, plus thirty or fifty (30 or 50) artist's proofs numbered EA 1/30 to EA 30/30, or EA 1/50 to 50/50. Each print is matted with museum quality neutral PH Bainbridge "Alphamat" sheets (acid free).
Jean specializes in small, carved animal masks, painted panels, and calligraphic books and paintings and has taught Northwest Coast Indian formline design through the years. Jean's handmade books are part of Lemieux Library at Seattle University and Allen Library of the University of Washington's permanent collection. They were the Northwest Bookfest Prize winner of 2001.
Martye's designs are created with glazes and a wax resist technique similar to batik or a scrafitto technique in which the image is etched through black slip to the white clay beneath.