Vermont artist William Hays had his first solo show in Anchorage, Alaska in 1980. Originally a watercolor and oil painter from the age of 15, Hays began exploring lino cuts in 2007. By 2012 he had devoted his time entirely to them. He has been the recipient of many awards, most recently he was awarded Best In Show at the Walker Art Collection national juried exhibition in Garnett, Kansas. His piece was purchased and is now a part of the permanent collection.
Hays has taken the process of block printing to new levels as the prints transcend the limitations of a knife and a block of linoleum. His careful and intricate techniques of carving are brilliantly reflected in the rich textures and colors of these intimate prints. From traditional to the innovative techniques of reduction printing, Hays’ linocut prints stand apart in execution and design.