February 13, 2009

Video interview with Matthew Smith

Now available for viewing on our website is a special two-part interview with artist Matthew Smith. About the Artist describes Matthew's unique background as a commercial fisherman and what brought him to printmaking. About the Craft details his printmaking process while on location at his home studio in Nottingham, New Hampshire. Both videos can also be seen in their entirety at our store! The video can now be seen on our website by clicking here.

February 12, 2009

"Art at Home" on website

Art at Home is a place on our website where some of our valued customers have emailed pictures of items they've purchased displayed in their home. The picture at left is from Gina in Salisbury, Mass. Check out the Art at Home page at
I'd love more pictures! Please submit your own pictures by emailing Send in your pictures and receive a $10 store coupon as a thank you.

Matthew Smith prints a smaller Striped Bass

New Hampshire printmaker Matthew Smith has recently printed a new smaller Striper called "Northern Striped Bass." It's a beautifully done, very detailed print, that is a great alternative if you love Matthew's original larger Striped Bass prints. My photograph doesn't quite do the job for showing you how fine the detail is. Matthew's prints are first created by etching a copper plate and cutting the perimeter of the fish shape out. Each copper plate is then "painted" with printer's inks (lots of them, in different layers) and passed through the press one at a time. The 'Northern Striped Bass' is 11"x17" framed in cherry, and $150.