Vermont artist William Hays has been creating beautiful works of art for more than 40 years. He began painting in watercolors as a teenager and eventually ended up with a degree in sculpture from the University of Alaska in Anchorage. After moving to Vermont from Alaska in 1987, he concentrated on painting in oils. His works in linocut block prints began in 2007 with the encouragement of his late wife, Patricia. Since 2012 Hays has concentrated exclusively on block print making.|
Hays' work is frequently included in juried exhibitions regionally and nationally where he has been singled out for recognition. His artworks grace the walls of private collectors in more than a dozen countries around the world. His linocut block prints are exhibited in fine art galleries in the United States and online.
Hays says: "Landscape is the foundation of my inspiration. I often work more from memory or an impression than from a particular place. The compositions are the framework on which I hang a sequence of layered colors in rhythmic patterns to create a mood and a harmonious image. Using both reduction printing techniques and multiple blocks allows me a level of complexity that suits my drive to create artworks which evoke my imaginings, my experiences, my creations."
Hays linocut block prints are included in the Permanent Collections of the Boston Athenaeum, Syracuse University Art Galleries, the State of Vermont and the Vermont Supreme Court.
Hays juried exhibitions list in linocut block prints preceded by his paintings in oil is quite long. Prior to doing linocut block prints, he also did Solo Exhibitions of his oil paintings. And Hays has participated in Invitational and Group Exhibitions with his linocut block prints preceded with his oil paintings. Hays also writes and has authored articles in select publications. Hays work is also available at leading Art Galleries throughout New England, the East Coast including New York and Galleries in Minnesota and Michigan.
Here is our selection of Hays linocut block prints. To order any of Hays linocut block prints, please scroll down to the individual order lines below.