Allison & Jonathan
Midnight Oil Studio & Workshop
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Visual Arts Category: Printmaking
Jonathan & Allison Metzger are a husband and wife team that create traditional serigraph images entirely by hand. Compelled to create work that is inspired by their own experiences with nature, they visually explore the vast and diverse American Landscape.
Jonathan creates the initial thumbnail drawing, Allison creates the color palette and hand-mixes all the colors. Together, they perfect the composition, hand draw and cut each stencil, and hand-pull each color layer in their home studio.
Artist influences include the great masters of American Modernism such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Aaron Douglas.