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I enjoy teaching individuals and group workshops to share this low-tech hand-printing method with others. The materials are simple and no printing press is involved.
The white line method is original to Massachusetts. It was devised by artists in Provincetown, Massachusetts in the early 1900's and is now used by printmakers far and wide.
Colorful white line woodcuts by AMY McGREGOR-RADIN
I have been creating white line woodcuts, also known as Provincetown prints, since 2002 after being inspired to learn the technique by an exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. When I go about my travels---daily or otherwise---I am often drawn to a scene, view of the horizon, or particular angle of an object. These are my favorite things to portray in woodcuts in part as a way of memorizing them for myself. I enjoy experimenting with this hand-printing technique and relish the freedom to play with wood, color and shapes this method allows.
Five of my New England themed white line prints were selected for the permanent collection of The Boston Athenaeum. Another, a part of the Charles River Alphabet created in 2015, is also in their collection. Look for the letter Q!
One of my prints, Alaska Range, has been selected to tour the country for two years as part of an exhibition to benefit The Alaska Wilderness League.
Each year I participate in exhibits around Greater Boston and southern New Hampshire. My work is currently available through 13forest Gallery in East Arlington MA and by contacting me directly.
My complete portfolio consists of more than 150 white line images, many printed multiple times. I have studied the white line technique with Ruth Hogan, Willy Reddick, Christian Kozaki, and Kathryn Smith.
I am a graduate of Michigan State University and Boston University.