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Shelley Thorstensen

Artist Profile Shelley Thortensen

Printmaker Shelley Thorstensen operates Printmakers Open Forum, a printmaking studio and workshop in Oxford, Pennsylvania. While hand-pulled, color multi-print media is her specialty, she has expertise in all printmaking techniques and combines them in layered, colorful prints.  Thorstensen is interested in pairing traditional printmaking techniques with modern, digital styles and proposes that medium can comprise a significant part of an artwork's meaning. She states that color and form can be separate investigations into meaning where they are unlinked and either can assume a dominant role that is not determined until she determines a print is complete.

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