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Art Prints

**Note: We are low in our supply of the dark-toned frames that these art prints are photographed with.  Your order of framed prints may come in black wooden similar to those that come with our Photo Frame Mats.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

These four prints, designed by Paul Coenen, were done almost completely by hand.  The designs were hand drawn on tracing paper until the final designs were decided upon.  Then the designs were transferred to linoleum print blocks and drawn using black ink.  The white areas (or the negative spaces) of the designs were then carved away by hand.  Once the block was carved, the block was "inked up" using a cylindrical printmaking brayer rolled over top of the print block using hand mixed oil-based printing ink.  Then, 100% cotton-rag, acid-free printmaking paper (called Rives BFK, from France) was placed on top of the inked print block.  Finally, the "inked-print-block-with-paper-on-top" was placed onto the "bed" of the printmaking press, and rolled between the two cylinders of the press, which transfers the ink to the paper.  Click here to view photos of the process.

Artist Bio
Paul Coenen is a Printmaker who lives and works in Saint Louis, MO.  Paul's prints have been shown nationally and internationally in juried printmaking exhibitions, as well as group and solo shows. Earlier this year, Paul was fortunate to have been an artist in residence at the Ragdale in Lake Forest, IL for one month and currently is an artist in residence at The Luminary Center for the Arts in Saint Louis. Paul has also been a resident at The Vermont Studio Center and The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, both in 2007. Paul's artwork is focused primarily in printmaking and drawing, primarily relief prints these days. His specialties also include Etching & Intaglio Printmaking and Lithography.

Paul studied printmaking and art education at East Carolina University (class of 2003, BFA) and yet even more printmaking at the University of Wisconsin Madison (class of 2007, MFA). 

Recent artwork (non-Nutcracker related) can be seen at his informal blog, www(dot)paulcoenenprints(dot)com
You can also view Paul's CV here.

 



Product Image Item Name- Price
"Winter Nutcracker" - 8" x 10"

"Winter Nutcracker" - 8" x 10"

3-color print available framed or unframed. Original artwork by Master Printmaker Paul Coenen. Makes a great thank-you gift, raffle item, or donation...
$23.75

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"Nutcracker Dreams" - 8" x 10"

"Nutcracker Dreams" - 8" x 10"

Blue art print featuring the Nutcracker and Clara. Available framed or unframed. Original artwork by Master Printmaker Paul Coenen. Framed ...
$17.75

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"Red Nutcracker" - 5" x 7"

"Red Nutcracker" - 5" x 7"

Bright red 5"x7" print available framed or unframed. Original artwork by Master Printmaker Paul Coenen. Framed Unframed  
$13.75

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"Arabesque" - 5" x 7"

"Arabesque" - 5" x 7"

Lavender 5"x7" print available framed or unframed. Original artwork by Master Printmaker Paul Coenen. Framed Unframed  
$13.75

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