A different perspective from the usual.

I really enjoy working in this medium and I can free myself from the traditional media and a greater realism in rendering. Linoleum block printing is a technique wherein the artist carves the surface of a piece of artist's linoleum, leaving raised areas which will become the image. Ink is rolled onto these raised areas, then a piece of paper is pressed against the block and when it's lifted away the ink remains, leaving the image on the paper.

The resulting work isn't a one-time thing, but meant to be printed multiple times--and I do, on just about anything I can think of. They all start out on paper, but they've been printed on t-shirts and dresses and aprons and curtains, to name a few things. I will sometimes add color to them with watercolor or dyes to give them extra interest. The resulting work, even though they are all printed from the same block, is a unique print, still handmade by the artist.

Many images are also available as cards, and most of these printed items are available on a wide variety of products, which changes all the time according to my whim. Almost all are available as prints, and many originals are still available--read the descriptions and see my marketplace page.

This page contains my full-color works, and you can see my pencil sketches and linoleum block print inspirations on two other pages.

Color Works Pencil Block Prints

For information on the Animal Artwork Display program, visit "Animal Artwork Display".

Find feline note cards and other items made from my artwork in the "Marketplace".

Click on any image to see an enlarged version.


18" x 18"; 2005

Quote reads: "'Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.'--Anatole France. Dedicated to my prince and princess and all those since who've awakened their part of my soul."

"Awakening" is inspired by my close companions Kublai and Sally who ran the household together for about 12 years and who actually slept curled like this. Aside from the fact that they were both loving, friendly and social, they were complete opposites in the way they expressed this love and were as different in temperament as they were in color and texture as the loose reference to yin and yang illustrates. In their own ways they nurtured about 30 foster cats of widely differing ages and social abilities, just as they nurtured me in the years they shared my life. ("Kublai" is somehow derived from the word for "prince" in Sanskrit, and "Sally" is derived from the word for "princess"--Sarah--in Hebrew.) Available printed black only or with hand-colored border, print only, matted with circular mat, or matted and framed. Check the marketplace for what's currently available; I usually print and prepare six at a time so I have some variety.

The Goddess

12" x 8", 2001

Well, everyone knows a fat cat who knows she's beautiful, and Cookie would tell you that a woman with a round shape was once most desirable and an object of worship. Take a look at The Goddess without color added. Check the marketplace for items available with my Cookie's image.

The Roundest Eyes

7" x 12", 2001

Sometimes when I look at Kelly the only feature I can distinguish in all those tortie markings is her extremely round eyes. Take a look at The Roundest Eyes with color added. Check the marketplace for items available with my Kelly's image.

Kelly's Morning Bath 1

10" x 4", 1999

Kelly gives herself a complete bath every morning after breakfast on the table in front of the window in my studio, her every move full of purpose and industry. I printed this one according to my first idea, then decided I might like each scene to have a border and a little more detail, hence, Kelly's Morning Bath 2, below. They are available as print alone, matted or matted and framed, and even printed on other items such as curtains and placemats--check the marketplace to see what's available.

Kelly's Morning Bath 2

10" x 5", 1999

This is the one with the decorative border, and I like them both! You decide. Check the marketplace to see what's available.


each 4" x 6", 1996

The stripes made me do it! The clarity of tabby cat stripes as they outline a cat's features and define its shape has always been an inspiration for more graphic designs. Two of the designs were inspired by my cats: "Fawnball" is how Fawn always kept an eye on me, and "Wrinkled Pajamas" is how Stanley looked when he slept, like a pile of laundry. They are actually printed in two parts, as the border is a separate element, so they are also available without the border and I sell them this way as prints. Check the marketplace to see what's available.

Meowy Cat's Mess

8" x 6", 1996

From eating ribbons and climbing the tree to get at the most fragile ornament, our felines are ready to help with the holiday season. This is one if the first block prints I did when I decided to play around with it again, designed for use as a holiday card. Because these are seasonal, I usually print them as they are ordered and don't have any on hand. Check the marketplace to see what's available.

Spring Kitten

5" x 3.5", 1988

I once had a pure white long-haired kitty with pea green eyes and a pink nose named Sally. She was also completely deaf, and completely fearless; without distraction, she lived in her own little world, full of sleep and joy and play. She was the inspiration for many sketches, paintings and photos, and for this little piece as well.

Almost everywhere I've lived has been a quince bush, an old-fashioned favorite for its early bright pink flowers—so early, in fact, that the bush in my neighbor's yard in the years when Sally was young bloomed every year during the January thaw, and then snow would fall on the bright pink blooms, nestling in the curve of the branches like Sally when she'd found a good cozy spot. I have it shown with a watercolor hand-tinting, and you can see what it looks like without the tinting here. I offer it framed and unframed, and sometimes as a greeting card. Check the marketplace to see what's available.

Feline Artwork

This page contains my full-color works, and you can see my pencil sketches and linoleum block print inspirations on two other pages.

Color Works Pencil Block Prints