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Ouida Touchon

Ouida Touchon

"I am an image maker more than I am a painter or a printmaker. I am interested in using the offerings of the medium--the grain, the brush, the viscous paint, the canvas, the torn edge of the paper--all of these elements affect the surface in such a way as to open the door into the feeling of the image."

Each expressed image is linked to what is observed, which relies on the eyes to unlock the imagination and investigate the possibilities of manifesting the image. Sometimes, the scintillation of it is where it ends, but sometimes, the motif itself causes a hoped-for sensation of lingering joy or commonality between the viewer and artist. This is what Ouida Touchon hopes for in each of her images.

Ouida Touchon is a visual artist who spends most of her waking moments at the easel or the press. Touchon works in a variety of media and tends to be observational and figurative rather than abstract. She creates small-edition woodcut prints that are complex and incorporate multiple plates, ink colors, and collage techniques. She also works in oil paint on canvas in the studio and in nature.

Touchon earned her B.F.A. in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and her M.A. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in studio arts. She has studied with distinguished printmakers and painters in Italy, Mexico, and the United States. She is a member of the American Print Alliance, Southern Graphics Council, California Society of Printmakers, and Los Angeles Printmaking Society.

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That Moment of Contemplation
Mixed-Media Collage

$ 150
$ 127.50
Reflection and Revery
Mixed-Media Collage

$ 150
$ 127.50
A Mythical Sensibility
Mixed-Media Collage

$ 150
$ 127.50
Matters of the Heart
Mixed-Media Collage

$ 150
$ 127.50
The Art of Possibility
Mixed-Media Collage

$ 150
$ 127.50
The Gathering of Fixed Stars
Mixed-Media Collage

$ 2,400
$ 2,040
We Are Stardust, We Are Golden
Mixed-Media Collage

$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Columbines 6
Linocut Print

$ 600
$ 510
Columbines 5
Linocut Print

$ 600
$ 510
Chiles 18
Woodcut Print

$ 400
$ 340
Chiles 31
Woodcut Print

$ 400
$ 340
Columbines 4
Linocut Print

$ 600
$ 510
Chiles 32
Woodcut Print

$ 400
$ 340
Chiles 33
Woodcut Print

$ 400
$ 340
California Dreaming 5
Mixed-Media Collage

$ 225
$ 191.25
California Dreaming 2
Mixed-Media Collage

$ 225
$ 191.25
Sunflower Kimono
Woodcut Print

$ 700
$ 595
The Walled Garden
Mixed-Media Collage

$ 225
$ 191.25
Frida l
Linocut Print

$ 500
$ 425
Frida ll
Linocut Print

$ 500
$ 425
Never Never Land
Monotype Print

$ 195
$ 165.75
Mythos
Linocut Print

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Bless the Lord, My Soul
Monotype Print

$ 185
$ 157.25
Black is the Color
Monotype Print

$ 195
$ 165.75
In Paradisum
Monotype Print

$ 185
$ 157.25
Natural History
Monotype Print

$ 185
$ 157.25
Lunar Eclipse
Monotype Print

$ 185
$ 157.25
Galleria Uffizi
Monotype Print

$ 185
$ 157.25
Dark Matter
Monotype Print

$ 128
$ 108.80
Maya 2
Mixed-Media Collage

$ 500
$ 425
Cloud Dance
Woodcut Print

$ 800
$ 680
Viridian
Linocut Print

$ 300
$ 255
Longing 2
Linocut Print

$ 300
$ 255
Reflection
Linocut Print

$ 300
$ 255
Wistful
Linocut Print

$ 300
$ 255
Butterfly Effect II
Woodcut Print

$ 125
$ 106.25
Languid
Linocut Print

$ 300
$ 255
Butterfly Effect I
Woodcut Print

$ 125
$ 106.25
Billie's Dress
Woodcut Print

$ 600
$ 510
Umbriana
Woodcut Print

$ 700
$ 595
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Craft Boston, Boston Convention Center, Boston, 2014
Artist Residency, London , London, England, 2015
American Craft Council Show, Atlanta, Georgia, 2015
Collections
El Paso Museum of Art, downtown El Paso, El Paso, Texas, 2006
Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla State Monument (TBRM), Historic adobe home of J.Paul Taylor and his family, Mesilla, New Mexico, 2007
Federal Building, Church Street , Las Cruces, NM, 2011