exterior view of live oak gallery

John Furches


North Carolina artist John Furches brings us his intricately detailed aquatint etchings of birds, dragonflies, ferns and more. All are carefully mounted and displayed in richly grained wood burl frames. Aquatints are printed from an image etched onto a metal plate. It's called "aquatint" as the prints often resemble watercolor paintings. Because every print in an edition of etchings is individually hand crafted, each is considered an original. John explores his wildlife subjects in a deep inward way, achieving in his faithful renderings a subtle emotional element that is all his own.