Artist Bio & Statement
ABOUT ARTIST …
Jeremy was born and raised in Toronto with a love of illustrating. He was known by his teachers as the one who wouldn’t write his book reports but rather illustrate them. Even in his spare time or at family dinners, his focus was on drawing on paper napkins or on himself to pass time. This love of illustration grew into a part-time gig illustrating children’s books. He took this love and discovered that the pairing of illustration with printmaking was a natural fit. Now based in Winnipeg, his new found love is stamp carving and printmaking. After a few workshops on block printing at Pineridge Hollow and Artists Emporium, he developed a fascination for teaching. This led to the opportunity to be a studio instructor at the WAG-Qaumajuq teaching adult students the art of block printing and walking through projects in the 10-week class.
I love carving stamps and lino blocks. It’s been a new found form of creating art that has given me absolute joy. My day to day job is mostly digital work in front of a computer, so doing something with my hands that requires my full attention and carefully carving details has been a big part of keeping my life balanced. I opened up my online shop Jer Wat Prints when my wife who is a screenprinter encouraged me to make my prints available for people to add into their homes. I have loved the encouragement I get from people who are excited about bringing my work into their space. The process of making prints and the joy that is brought to those who enjoy them is why I am a printmaker
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Samples of My Artwork
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