An Artist’s Process with Tom Killion

Sunday Nov 15 2009   15:00:00
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Sunday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m.
Tom Killion
, author of Tamalpais Walking, will discuss how he creates his intricate prints, showing the woodblocks he uses and the progressive proofs each one produces. Tom’s talk coincides with his November O’Hanlon Gallery exhibition, where his incredible prints are available for sale. Please reserve your seat by Friday, November 13.
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA, 94942
$15, $12 OHCA members; for more information call (415) 388-4331

Tom KillionWoodcut and letterpress artist Tom Killion grew up in Marin County, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints strongly influenced by traditional Japanese woodblock prints. Along with publishing fine art letterpress books, Killion holds a PhD in African history from Stanford University and has taught history at several Bay Area universities. He is the founder of The Quail Press and his extensively illustrated books include 28 Views of Mount Tamalpais, The Coast of California, and Walls: A Journey Across Three Continents. Killion and Gary Snyder previously collaborated on The High Sierra of California, which was published by Heyday in 2002 and Tamalpais Walking, published in 2009. You can find out more about his artwork at www.tomkillion.com.  

Photo by Katsunori Yamazato