The Artists

Monica Gutierrez-Quarto

Printmaking and acrylic painting

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My woodcuts are inspired by the Olympic Peninsula's bountiful nature -- its wild and pristine wealth of mountains, forests, beaches and rivers. I never get tired to use the element water, an essential element for life and creation. It is present in many of my prints. My interest is to try to capture the soul and essence of the landscapes using a limited ink color palette in contrast with sharp black ink and white spaces. I want my art to inspire people who are trying to reconnect with nature and motivate them to protect our Mother Earth. The materials used also are from nature as I use wood for my carvings and 100% cotton archival papers for printing support.