Above Stinson Beach
Inverness artist Tom Killion’s nature-oriented woodblock prints are exhibited and collected worldwide. This print captures a view overlooking the sand spit of Stinson Beach, the Bolinas headland, and in the distance, the tip of Point Reyes Peninsula while a vivid sunset colors the clouds. Killion designed this print purposefully as a gift to the Bolinas Museum’s permanent collection.
Japanese and European printmaking techniques influence Killion’s complex and labor-intensive printing process. Every carefully crafted print passes repeatedly through his press as each hand-carved woodblock is inked and carefully aligned.
A lifetime resident of Marin County, Killion published the first of his numerous books in 1975 in Mill Valley. He has worked with eminent California poets and writers, including three book collaborations with his friend, Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Gary Snyder. Additionally he earned a PhD in African history from Stanford, and as a Fulbright Scholar, was a visiting professor in Eritrea. He has been featured on PBS, and he is a dedicated family man, mountain climber, and avid hiker.