|Originally trained as a painter, I developed a love of printmaking early in my artistic life, and landscape was always an important source of inspiration for my work. Over the years I came to depend upon my film camera as a tool for recording what I saw in the same manner as drawing in my sketch book. At various times my prints encompassed most of the traditional methods in printmaking, including etching, monotype, dry point and collagraph. But after learning digital photography and Photoshop several years ago, photography became as important to my artistic repertoire as printmaking. I wanted to combine the two media, and using the digital darkroom and polymer plate technology to create photogravure prints is the way I accomplished it.