About LeafdogPress and Jim Lowman|
Leafdog Press is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The studio is equipped with a two cylindrical
presses, Golding Pearl #3 Letterpress, Silkscreen Press and two 19th century Book Presses. It is outfitted with
a large drafting/drawing table, sculpture bench for metal, stone and soft media work. The virtual
aspect of the studio is powered electronically by Apple's IMac plus Canon and Illustrator imagery and HP
digital printing capabilities.
LeafdogPress.Com is an on-line gallery designed to promote various types of printing including
Intaglio/Etchings, Linocut and woodcut, silkscreen and embossed work. It also serves as a virtual
gallery for Jim Lowman its founder and owner.
Jim Lowman has been focused on fine arts for much of his life. He attended University on a music
scholarship, studied the arts but was a business major. Simultaneous to a successful
business career he refined his artistic expression and design skills as a photographer and art
collector. While his early art outlet was photography, this changed when he moved to
Arizona. Inspired by rock art of the southwest, he began to re-create images of ancient
petroglyphs in the patina of native stone. Both his photographs and petroglyphic images have
had wide appeal and been printed in calendars and used on the internet.
The addition of etching and printing techniques to his repertoire has been a natural step from
photographic imagery but he does not simply print from his photographs. Most of his art is based
on drawings created with a digitized pen and drawing tablet or from freehand drawings in pen and ink.
He often blends extracted lines and shapes from his photographic images with his drawings to create
expressive, polyglot images. Some of his drawings and images may be seen at LeafdogArt.com website
by clicking the LeafdogArt title above or this link:
Lowman Gallery of Mixed Media
Jim studies at Shemer Art Center and works out of his Scottsdale, Arizona studio at LeafdogPress.
He uses several printing processes including: Intaglio, linocut, silkscreen, Paper Art d' Moule,
letterpress. His work employs many techniques such as etching, monotype/print, relief imaging,
"a la poupee", aquatint and mezzotint. Examples may be seen by category in the galleries of this website.
To see the Shows and Exhibitions in which Jim has participated click this link.
Please use this link to visit LeafdogArt.com
to see Jim's Photographs, drawings and stonework as well as the works of other artists.
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