ABOUT

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/

 

Galleries:

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.

 

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