About the Prints
Blair works in woodcut and etching, using traditional techniques. Her interest lies with mark-making that is in tune with her material - whether it be copper or wood. Her vocabulary includes abstraction, simplification, and small editions. By working in series, variant editions occur from the same plate. Blair's subject is often an element of the landscape.
The group of etchings involving salamanders and their habitat occupied the artist for four years and the series consists of long etchings presented as scrolls as well as a ceramic installation. In 2018, Blair began a new series of etchings based on the typology of oak leaves, and she continues work with this subject.
About the Artist
Blair is a juried member of: The Boston Printmakers, California Society of Printmakers, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, and the Zea Mays Printmaking Flat File and online gallery. For two years she participated as a juried member of the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Washington, DC. She exhibits nationally, and she has been awarded three fellowships at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. In 2019-21, an etching by Blair will be included in a traveling exhibit curated by the Southern Graphics Council.