I learned silkscreen printing while in college at Cornell University in the late-Sixties. But I had to give it up when the technology dramatically changed and I was too busy with a family and a career in environmental law to keep up with it. When I retired a few years ago, I took classes at a local community college to relearn the craft. I built my own home studio in Sebastopol, California, an hour north of San Francisco, and dove back into the painstaking but rewarding art of screen printing.
As I have progressively re-mastered the craft, I have been able to devote more and more attention to the art itself in a quest to develop a distinct and compelling style. Because of my love of the outdoors and deep appreciation for nature, my work has focused on landscapes, both expansive and intimate. With subtle color and abstraction, I seek to evoke the spirit and mood of each special place.
In late 2021, my wife and I moved to the Victorian arts community of Port Townsend, Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula about 50 miles northwest of Seattle. I joined a printmakers guild called Corvidae Press and now pursue my craft at its studio in turn-of-the-century Fort Worden, newly inspired by the spectacular mountains and seascapes around me.
Edward Parker Thompson, Jr.
The image above is actually a self-portrait by N.C. Wyeth, father of Andrew Wyeth. But friends say it bears an uncanny resemblance to me.