When I first decided to study fine art at the University of Hawaii at Manoa I...

When I first decided to study fine art at the University of Hawaii at Manoa I was quickly taken in by the beauty and feel of the classic arts of printmaking. I took every class I could and spent endless hours in labs with presses and doing carvings. I felt that the direction I wanted to go was within this wonderful field. I had to take painting classes and I would always find myself going back and mimicking my paintings to feel like my print art. When I graduated I was living in a very small maybe 300square foot ohana unit overlooking Off the Wall on the North Shore. Needless to say, I did not have the $$ or space to really work on the printmaking I had been accustomed to being able to do through the University, so I started painting a lot more and working on my painting style to mimic the same feel I got when I looked at different types of printmaking. Well, years later, I still absolutely LOVE when I am able to take the time to work on a new print, although it is getting a bit harder to carve out the time away from painting, I still love to put out a few editions each year. This piece, Surf Trip, is inspired from the years my husband and I have spent traveling the far reaches of the globe in search of fun empty waves we can share. We have a few Surf Trip Limited Edition Silkscreens on paper left on my website here: https://www.heatherbrownart.com/collections/silk-screen-linocuts/products/surf-trip