Amy Waltch

I have been working as a primarily printmaker, for over 20 years. Before that I worked as a painter.

I’ve always worked from nature. First pod like shapes. Then flower images.

A year ago, from last January, I was drawn to birds.

I had been spending a lot of time on the Cape. I was looking at the many birds I saw there from day to day. I had the feeling of wanting to escape, to fly away. One day I started carving birds into wood and mostly hand printing them. I haven’t stopped.

I am still working from different bird images. I spend a lot of time in the summer on my paddle board on a salt marsh. I see many beautiful birds that inspire my images.

Crow, 12 x 11, woodcut

Heron 2, 13 x 12, woodcut

Heron 1, 12 x 11, woodcut

King Fisher, 13 x 12, woodcut

Owl, 12 x 12, woodcut