Pride of Place: Santa Cruz landscape printsJune 16, 2015

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by Jim Winters

Santa Cruz, California, is a wonderful place. You can tell how much people love being here because everywhere you go you see bumper stickers, clothing and outdoor gear emblazoned with those words. (It doesn’t hurt that all of the surfing and skateboard graphics are really cool..)

I am jumping on that train, too, by making new landscape reduction screen prints depicting this great place I am now lucky to call home – a vacation destination for many people. I hope the images evoke good memories and that the pieces become cherished mementos of happy times.

 

 

Capitola Venetian
10 color reduction screen print, mounted on panel
6” x 6” x 1.5”
2015

 

Four Palms
10 color reduction screen print, mounted on panel
6” x 6” x 1.5”

 

End
10 color reduction screen print, mounted on panel
6” x 6” x 1.5”

 

Capitola by the Sea
10 color reduction screen print, mounted on panel
6” x 6” x 1.5”

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John Waters & Jim Winters: Lightning Strikes Twice!May 21, 2015

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by Jim Winters

Thanks to my dear friend, illustrator Michael Wertz, I hooked up with Bookshop Santa Cruz to interview John Waters (for the second time!).

This was a LIVE event – a “conversation” discussing his book, Carsick, which is now available in soft cover.

It took place on Tuesday, May 19, on stage at the gorgeous Del Mar Theatre in downtown Santa Cruz.

 

JW JW Bookshop Santa Cruz

 

What a night! So much fun.. John, as usual, was charming and hilarious. The event was sold out.

John Waters and JIm Winters

John Waters and Jim Winters

 

I even got my first mention here as a local artist. I LOVE Santa Cruz!

 

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New San Francisco cityscapesMarch 23, 2015

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by Jim Winters

I’ve just completed some new reduction screen prints – 4 scenes of San Francisco, 10 colors each.
I am working with a new format: a smaller, more intimate size (6” square) and mounted on wood panels.

 

 

My landscapes are inspired by vintage travel poster graphics and landscape/cityscape paintings and prints.

Among my favorites are:
Irish LMS travel posters (run a Google image search)
Precisionist painter Charles Sheeler
San Francisco native and photorealist Robert Bechtle
Canadian Group of Seven artists: Frank Carmichael, Lawren Harris and A. J. Casson
Woodcut artists Gustave Baumann and Bay Area local Tom Killion

 

Ocean Park Motel
10 color reduction screen print, mounted on panel
6” x 6” x 1.5”
2015

 

Douglass Street
10 color reduction screen print, mounted on panel
6” x 6” x 1.5”
2015

 

18th & Taraval
10 color reduction screen print, mounted on panel
6” x 6” x 1.5”
2015

 

Van Ness & California
10 color reduction screen print, mounted on panel
6” x 6” x 1.5”
2015

 

(Next up: images of the place I now live – Santa Cruz, California. Be on the lookout.)

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DINOSAUR magazine: Waters + WintersFebruary 5, 2015

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by Jim Winters

 

I am beyond elated to have been granted so much exposure in the latest issue of DINOSAUR magazine (volume 01, issue 03).

 

DINOSAUR magazine issue 3 cover

 

11 beautiful, large-format pages!

4 landscape screen prints from my 2011 Travelogue exhibition at Denison Univerisity are re-produced (San Francisco x2, Philadelphia and Berlin), along with an excerpt of the original essay by Gregory Nelson:

 

DINOSAUR magazine Jim Winters spread 1

DINOSAUR magazine Jim Winters spread 2

DINOSAUR magazine Jim Winters spread 3

 

Also included in the issue is an interview I conducted with film-maker, artist and personal hero/icon John Waters. The Q & A is accompanied by my screen print portraits of Divine, Liz Renay and Edith Massey as well as a portrait drawing of Mr. Waters:

 

DINOSAUR magazine John Waters by Jim Winters

DINOSAUR magazine John Waters by Jim Winters

 

It doesn’t get any better than this. I am grateful and honored to have my work out there in this format.

photo of Jim Winters by Steven Gdula

photo by Steven Gdula

 

Many, many thanks to Steven Gdula (publisher) and all of the crew at DINOSAUR.

Let’s do more projects together!

 
 

Read the online excerpt here.

Get your subscription here.

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Hello, 2015January 3, 2015

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by Jim Winters
 
This is the last image I made in 2014 – and the first in my new home studio.
 
5 color reduction screen print on watercolor paper
5″ x 7″
 

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