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Patty Castellini is known for her colorful abstract monotype prints. The Enfield, NH artist first discovered her love for printmaking when she began volunteering at AVA Art Center in Lebanon, NH -- a position which evolved into a twenty-five year teaching career.
Monotypes differ from other printmaking techniques because they are one-of-a-kind. Inks are applied to a plate, much like an artist would paint a canvas. The plate is then pressed into the paper, transferring the inks, to create the final print.
Castellini takes great delight in the creative process, both her own and that of her young students. She believes creating art is something that can engage everyone. She states, "It is this dual process of teaching and painting that adds so much meaning to my life."