Steve & Bonnie Harmston
Harmston Arts Serigraphs
in the Master Gallery
January 15 – February 21, 2021
HarmstonArts represents a partnership of 30 years of creativity. In the past 15 years Steve and his wife Bonnie have been working together in the studio collaborating on the work they now display. Though they have both worked in different areas of the arts and selling to the public through all this time, today the work that they do together represents a new focus that reflects each of their unique sensibilities. Together they collaborate on designs that reflect a way of sharing their experiences from travels throughout the wild and rural parts of the land. Their silkscreen prints are the expression of an attachment to this imagery with simple, hand-cut shapes, overlaying a vibrant color palette of translucent and opaque colors.
What is a Serigraph?
Silkcreen Printing, also goes by the term: Serigraph. The Word Serigraph is a combination of two Greek words, seicos, meaning silk, and graphos, meaning writing. Silkscreen Printing and other stencil-based printing methods are the oldest forms of printmaking.
Printmaking is a process for producing editions (multiple originals) of artwork. Painting, on the other hand, is a process for producing a single original piece of artwork. In printmaking, each print in an edition is considered an original work of art, not a copy.