I currently live and work as an Intaglio & Relief Printmaker in the glorious Sierra Foothills, just outside of Yosemite National Park.  I moved up here after a lifetime spent in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, which I couldn’t imagine leaving just a few short years ago.  I’ve been navigating some major life changes and feared it might be possible that I would quietly disappear into the wilderness. Literally.

This blog is an almost direct translation of my favorite tip jar prompt:

If you fear Change, Leave it Here.

If You Fear Change, Leave It Here

So applicable


These posts are my attempt to stay connected to the rest of humanity as 1) I transition to life as an Empty Nester, 2) depart our urban, Bay Area home of 20+ years, 3) begin life in the rural, Sierra Foothills near Yosemite, 4) while I continue to grow as an Artist & Printmaker.

My specific goal is to avoid becoming a crazy, hermit recluse.

It should be a fabulous new adventure, filled with endless artistic muse, a renewed & reinvigorated marriage, a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.  That’s the plan.  But if I’ve learned anything about life, it can be summed up in this Yiddish saying:

Man plans, God laughs

If you have snippets of wisdom, similar experiences to share, or Printmaking advice, I invite & welcome your comments!


You can also find me here:

Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/redtailstudios

About me at: https://about.me/mwales

Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/RedTailPrintmaking/



Williams West Gallery is located at 40982 CA-41 #3 in Oakhurst, CA 93644. They can be reached at (559) 683-5551 and carry select works.

I am interested in finding printmaker-friendly representation in Northern CA, the Central Coast Area and Southern CA.  An artist’s packet is available on request.


One response to “ABOUT

  1. Isn’t change wonderful? Best of luck on your new adventures! Thank you for following my blog. Look forward to rerading more of yours. Cheers!

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