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Prints for the Passionate and Curious- Artist Bios Part 1

With our Sunday workshop- Prints for the Passionate and Curious: From the Hand to the Mouse–  fast approaching (3 days away!), we thought it would be a great idea to introduce you to our artists that will be talking and demonstrating. We have 6 artists demonstrating and 3 artists assisting, all-in-all a great group with loads of talent, experience, and creativity to share. This post will be part 1 of 2- introducing you to half of the demonstrators and their work. Check back tomorrow for part 2!

SUSAN GOLDMAN- Discussion Leader

Susan works in mostly monotypes and woodcuts. Her new series is inspired by Victorian ornamental woodcuts and engravings. She tends to print big, colorful prints, which are full of life and vitality. She has a fantastic eye for composition and pattern, and an experienced hand to turn her ideas into gorgeous prints. She is Artistic Director and Owner of Lily Press in Rockville, Maryland, as well as a Professor and Master Printer for Navigation Press at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Her recent print projects include collaborations with artists Enrique Chagoya, William Wiley, Sam Gilliam, EJ Montgomery, and Jo Baer,  to name a few. Goldman’s work is found in major museums and private collections all around the world- Kyoto City Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Cincinnati Museum, Library of Congress, IMF Building, and Washington Mandarin Oriental Hotel. A link to her website can be found here. To see her work that we sell at the Old Print Gallery, click here. Goldman will also have a one-person show at the OPG gallery in mid-April, so make sure to check back for more details.

PATRICK SARGENT- Woodcut Demonstration

Patrick Sargent, a member of the GMU Printmakers Guild, works in the medium of woodcut. Originally from Southeast Michigan, at age 17, Patrick joined the US Air Force and served for 20 years at a Security Forces member. After retiring from the military, Patrick and his family settled in the D.C. area. A lifelong sketch artist, Patrick began printmaking in 2002 and used the GI Bill to pursue a Bachelor in Fine Arts at George Mason University. He produces mostly black and white images that have high contrast values and convey deep emotional content. More of his work can be viewed at the GMU Printmakers Guild website, here.


Marti Patchell is a native of Norfolk, Virginia.  Drawing has been a passion of hers since she was a young girl.  Growing up with an architect/artist father, she spent many hours under his tutelage drawing the things she knew best—the water outside her home, the beach and the natural environs.  In college, Marti began the formal study of drawing and watercolor and after marrying and moving to the Washington area in 1966 she studied drawing with Tom Green at the Corcoran College of Art. Her introduction to etching and lithography came when she joined the administrative faculty of Georgetown University and began her study with BG Muhn, exploring the beauty of the black and white image. Marti’s love of gardening and nature translated to images of black and white flowers, shells and birds. She returned to the Corcoran in 2005 to study etching with Manuel Navarette. Marti is now continuing her study of the detailed, etched image as a private student of Susan Goldman at Lily Press.  She is now introducing color and chine colle into her black and white etched images, sometimes relief rolling the etched plates with color and stencils and overlaying the hand wiped etched plate.


2 thoughts on “Prints for the Passionate and Curious- Artist Bios Part 1

  1. Dear Laura and Caroline,

    What fun yesterday! Thank you so much for allowing us to present the wodkshop about printmaking. The students felt very happy and honored to be a part. We look forward to doing this again.



  2. Susan- We can’t thank you and the other artists enough! We had so much fun- they are all great teachers and talented artists. It was great to see their work up on our gallery walls, and we can’t wait to host more workshops.

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