etching • monotype • oil painting

Larry Welo at his pressMaking etchings has been my profession since the mid 1970s.  Dutch mordant and asphaltum seem to course through my veins.  I am different from most printmakers in that I prefer to work on my copper plates while the subject is before me.   The immediacy of the translation from life to art is important to me.  There is a connection which occurs between mind, hand and subject.  When printing, I manipulate the ink on the plate's surface making them monoprints as well as etchings. 

My etchings have been in numerous exhibits nationally and internationally.  Collections include: The Des Moines Art Center, The Joslyn Art Museum (Omaha), The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,  The New York Public Library, The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (Cooperstown, NY) and The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (Kansas City, MO) among many others.  Two of my etchings were included in the exhibit, "The Print Revolution in America, and the Wisconsin Presence", which was held in the Kenosha Public Museum.  Currently four of my etchings are included in an "Art in Embassies" exhibit at the US Embassy in Oslo, Norway.

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  • The Homecoming
  • Lowlands
  • The Oasis

DEMONSTRATION: I will be demonstrating etching on request.

STUDIO ACCESS: There are two steps going up to the front door and into the gallery. A stairway goes up to the second floor where the main studio/workspace is located.

Credit Cards are accepted by this artist.

Welo Studio
2969 Main Street, Blue Mounds, WI, 53517
608-437-6838 | |