"Cook Forest Steps" is my new hand printed zinc plate etching using a photo transfer method and aquatint. Image depicts a scene along one of the hiking trails in Cook Forest in Western Pennsylvania. Plate size is 8" x 10", print is signed and numbered in pencil in an edition of 10; unframed and unmatted; framing services available by custom order. I am a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and have taught printmaking and papermaking at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts for over 20 years. I've also taught at Seton Hill University, Carnegie Mellon University pre-college program, Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh, and have lectured and given demonstrations at museums,schools, and arts groups throughout Western Pennsylvania. I've exhibited widely throughout Pennsylvania, and my work has also been in national shows in New York City, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Illinois, and Nebraska.
Cook forest Steps was created by artist Thomas J Norulak in 2016. This art piece , which is part of the Etchings portfolio, is a Printmaking artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as Expressionism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Landscape. The artwork was created in Ink. The size of the original art is 8 (inches) H x 10 (inches) W.
Words which artist Thomas J Norulak feels best describe this work of art are: landscape, cook forest, pennsylvania, pittsburgh artist, black and white, aquatint, photo etching.
Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Tom Norulak attended Carnegie Mellon University and received his BFA degree in 1971. After living in Philadelphia for about 5 years, he returned to Pittsburgh in late1977 and has made Southwestern Pennsylvania his home ever since.
During the 1980’s Tom established a successful commercial screen printing business. He began his active career as an exhibiting artist printmaker during the early 1990’s. His work has been exhibited throughout Pennsylvania as well as in selected national shows at well respected galleries, museums, universities and art centers in Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Illinois, Nebraska and Washington DC. He has taught printmaking at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts for over 25 years. He has also taught at Seton Hill University, Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College program, Carnegie Museum of Art and has been a guest instructor and lecturer at other schools and local art groups.
While etching is his primary medium, he also works in woodcut, screenprinting, papermaking and watercolor.