Thursday, January 19, 2012

Local artist printmaker


Jack McCarthy is an artist who lives in Eldorado, NM.  A skillful printmaker with a sense of humor, I met him in a gallery in Eldorada  that exhibits work of local artists.  I found at least three of his prints that I would lovingly hang in my own home and many more that I would like to own.  His prints have a whimsical sense of humour that appeals to me.

Go to Jack's website to see some of his prints! The gallery of his prints is definitely worth a look!


14 comments:

  1. un artiste heureux, et j'aime bien la peinture avec les pieds de danseur (claquette ?)

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  2. Another very talented New Mexican artist.

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  3. Thanks for introducing us, by way of portrait, to another of New Mexico's artists. What a friendly smile you captured from him!

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  4. He looks such a nice guy and obviously a brilliant artist, love that print just behind his head to the left in the first shot. I posted something for you and Randy today Kate.

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  5. I do admire printmakers. So much time & patience involved in the craft.

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  6. Another nice portrait -- and what a wonderful artist, too!

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  7. I like a lot of his work too. Thank you for supplying the link.

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  8. What a cute guy! LOVE his waistcoat! And his prints . . .

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  9. Super portrait...all the things you said about him are confirmed in this picture! Great job!

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  10. Your first portrait is excellent. You put him at ease and got a nice, relaxed portrait.

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  11. I agree with Becky about the work. It's not something I think I would try. Nice portrait.

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  12. Very nice to feature this printmaker, which is a very refined skill.

    If you have time while walking around downtown Santa Fe, I recommend a print dealer, William Talbot Galleries, that features old prints and maps, particularly of the West. If you walk from the plaza, with your back towards the La Fonda, his gallery will be on the right in about a block. His gallery is on the second floor of a building, so you need to look carefully for the sign at street level.

    You might enjoy looking at his collection of prints. I recommend that you ask him to show you whatever prints he has by Howard Cook. Cook was part of the Taos Society of Artists, and an outstanding mid-20th Century engraver and printer. He did a lot of work in Mexico in the 1930's.

    Julie and I have a collection of four of Cook's prints (and one watercolor) from his work in Mexico (all purchased from Talbot). I think you would enjoy browsing through his gallery. If you do, please pass along our regards to Bill.

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