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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....

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Upcoming fall shows

I've decided to do two shows this fall in the Buffalo area. 

On October 28th, I will be at Girls Night Out, a dinner and fundraising event in support of Crisis Services.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this event will feature local artisans selling their wares in a boutique, followed by a dinner and fashion show. The start time of the event is at 6pm and it will be held at Transit Valley Country Club on Transit Road in East Amherst.  This is a great event, celebtrating its 4th year and supporting a very worthwhile cause.  For more information on tickets, please contact Rebecca Stevens, Advocate Program Supervising Counselor for Crisis Services at rstevens@crisisservices.org .

November 13th is the 14th annual Women's Gifts show at "Babeville" - Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.  This event is free and open to the public.  It starts at 10:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm.  Great opportunity to do some holiday shopping and check out wonderful handcrafted works by talented local artisans.

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