Matt Brown and Ooloo Press

The hanga method

Collections, publications, commissions

Galleries representing my work



1958: Born in Boston, Mass.
1981: Graduated magna cum laude., Harvard College.
1981-1995: worked as carpenter, cabinet-maker, and builder.
1990: Married Elizabeth Page.
1992: Birth of son Nathaniel.
1993: Began making color prints using Japanese methods.
1995: Became state-juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen.
1997: Birth of son Asher.

I graduated from college hoping to work with my hands. In 1987 I established my own business doing all kinds of work with wood: post and beam barns, new house construction, renovations, additions. Cabinetry work that I and various helpers pursued led to the construction of a shop which is where I now make my woodblock prints.

My print-making career owes much to those years. Learning to work with wood, to line things up and judge by eye, to draw up plans and implement them into 3 dimensions: this was in many ways a printmaking apprenticeship. My materials are now pigments, wooden blocks and paper and my pursuit is with line, shape and color, but it still feels like the same process of visualizing something, analyzing it into parts and then putting hand to tool and getting to work.

Matt at SunapeeSunapee Fair, August, 2010


Matt Brown . . . . . . 23 Washburn Hill Rd. Lyme, NH 03768 . . . . . . 603-795-4619. . . . . . ooloo@valley.net