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.
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
I am pleased and honored to be represented at the following galleries:
A Sense of Place, fine art gallery
2003 NO VAN NESS BLVD
FRESNO, CA 93704
Williams West Gallery carries a limited selection of my works. They are located at 40982 CA-41 #3 in Oakhurst, CA 93644. They can be reached at (559) 683-5551.
Gallery Inquiries: An artist’s packet is available on request.