“Monterey Custom House”
Printed on 9” x 12” Legion Stonehenge White 100% Cotton paper with Speedball art black water soluble ink.
Limited Edition of 300
This original art piece by Iris McGilloway is handprinted, signed and numbered by the artist and comes with its own certificate of authenticity. Due to the nature of handprinted art, each print will have small variations in its printing. This is an original block print that has been hand carved and printed by the artist.
ABOUT THE ART:
I’ve always loved the old Adobes of Monterey, and the Custom House always struck a chord of imagination. It was our first state capital building and has a colorful history set against Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf.
I have a fascination with old adobes to begin with and one of the things I’ve always loved about this building were the gardens of aloe, succulents, agaves and yucca in contrast to the white stucco Adobe building and weathered wood. In the image you can also see one of our iconic Monterey Cypress tucked in against the building.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Wild Iris Art founder, Iris McGilloway, cannot remember a time when she wasn't creating. The mystical spirit of California’s Monterey Peninsula, and the artists and landscape that surrounded her, inspired her as she dabbled in painting and art as a child. She now raises her daughters on a beautiful slice of land deep in the Carmel Valley, where she tends to livestock and a large apothecary garden that she makes medicinal potions from. Observing the natural world through a lens of textures and colors sparks endless exploration of various mediums such as block printing, painting, drawing, wood engraving, metal work and cooking for her art to emerge through.
For art inquiries please email Iris at firstname.lastname@example.org. All other work can be found at tassajaraoutpost.com and skyetidefarm.com
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