In 1962 I had a dream where I had founded my own printing company. At that time I was in high school and was the editor of our yearbook. I loved it and felt that publishing was the world for me. Several years later I went to work for the Winnipeg Tribune selling advertising. It was quite a learning experience and I loved every minute of it.
52 years later and I have returned to my roots doing fine art publishing.
On Sunday, May 18, I will be previewing the first set of fine art folios published by our tiny printing house. It has been one of the most exciting things I have ever done. The box above contains the original prints that I used to do the layout of my first book.
There are 37 of them I think, (I forgot to count :) and they are so delicate and beautiful. I am offering them as a boxed set for the discerning collector.
I will also be offering several other folios of work containing 8 to 10 pictures each of which I am very proud.
In addition, I will have a number of framed prints ready to be taken home and hung on your wall. Please come to the Rollo Center on Sunday afternoon and have a look. I'd love to hear what you think and would be honoured if you decided to purchase a folio, a box set or a framed print.
As an introduction, (and because I need more equipment and materials desperately) I have set my prices to be considerably lower than usual.
In any event, I would be so pleased if you would be kind enough to drop by and say hello.