Richard York’s reduction woodcuts and linocuts reflect his interest in the uneasy and often tense boundaries between natural and man-made landscapes. His recent Kelp Forest series explores the abstract, textural, colour notan possibilities of this fragile underwater environment along our western coast.
After moving to Salt Spring Island in 2009, Richard co-wrote a PBS documentary about the environmental history of California. Narrated by Jane Fonda,
“Becoming California” was nominated in 2015 for 4 San Francisco Bay Area Emmy Awards. Richard won the Emmy for best documentary.
Since the completion of the documentary, Richard has been able to dedicate his full attention to printmaking at his Fulford studio/gallery – Studio 2901 – where keen appreciation of the environment crosses mediums without hesitation.
Richard has participated in 3 print exhibitions at the Duthie Gallery—Impressions (2014), Imprints 2015, and the current Imprints 2016 show.
Richard’s work is in private collections around the globe.
phone: 250 653 9912