Tuckamore Design is a very small handcrafted card and print company based in Buffalo, New York. I'm a Canadian transplant, originally from Newfoundland. I've been a printmaker for 15 years, almost as long as I've been an architect. I never formally studied art, but I've taken classes from a handful of amazing artists at Dundarave Print Workshop in Vancouver, BC, and NSCAD in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

I love paper, especially since I spend a lot of hours every day working on a computer for my other business, Design Synergies Architecture.

I also love to create handcrafted greeting cards for everyday and seasonal occasions. When the inspiration hits (and I have time), I make the occasional original print. Every piece is printed by hand or on an etching press.

In the early days, my prints and cards were featured at the Canadian Craft Museum, the Craft Association of British Columbia shop, and various exhibits in Vancouver and Halifax. My cards have been sold in shops in the Maritime Provinces, Buffalo, NY, and most recently in Martinsburg, West Virginia! Through my Etsy site, my cards have been sent all over the world.

My work is influenced by Celtic and Art Nouveau design, by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and by the Arts & Crafts movement. I found inspiration for several years in my front porch container garden in the Elmwood Village in Buffalo, and now I'm daydreaming of spring in my new backyard garden.

My favourite medium is linoleum block printing, especially blind embossed prints (deeply impressed and printed without ink). I'm about to embark on a watercolour adventure, and I'm wondering how that will find its way into my printmaking....

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays

This fall has been very busy with getting my business started and working like crazy on holiday cards.  It's been a successful launch, and I want to thank everyone who bought a card, or stopped to chat when I was at ZGM Gallery's Artists & Artisans.  Thanks also to Village Artisans in Williamsville NY and Thin Ice in Buffalo NY for supporting a new local business!

After a short Christmas vacation, I'll be revamping my Etsy shop and blog with new work, and getting ready for a Valentine's show at Juniper Restaurant on Feb. 6th (organized by Buffalo Indie Market). 

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday, and a joyous New Year!

Tuckamore Design