Bill Ritchie's work in the

Suzanne Gardner Collection

Plum Tree

(Facsimile image - awaiting Gardner's actual version of this art).

2004. Print. Drypoint on copper. Ca 4 X 3 in. Purple on gray magnani paper. Monoprint, edition varies. Signed lower right.

Artist's Comment: Lane Parks produced a local art festival for the residents of Guemes Island and neaby Anacortes. It was an opportunity for me to try out my new Mini Halfwood Press in a pastoral, plein air setting. Lane's Madrona Art Center Concept was launched, literally, in the pasture of his acreage by the Guemes Island ferry landing. I set up my makeshift worktable under a plum tree and went to work on my plate, using the plum tree as my inspiration.

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Bill printing at his first art festival outdoors on Guemes Island, 2004

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