arvid anderson

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Arvid Anderson has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puget Sound and a Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University.  


After a 35 year career as a trial attorney and senior partner in a local law firm he retired to pursue his career as an artist.  Arvid has won numerous awards for his sculptures and unique monotypes.  He is active in the Peninsula Art League and is an exhibiting artist with Gig Harbor’s Gallery Row. He is a member of the Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour group of commercial artists and the Seattle Print Arts association. He also acts as a juror for the Washington State Fine Arts Show.


Artist's statement:  My objective is to concentrate on design and balance enhanced by color.


Monotype:   A unique, original work of art created through a combination of painting and printmaking techniques.  The one-of-a-kind image is developed on an unaltered, flat plate using oil or water based media and transferred by hand or by a press onto another surface, usually paper. A single original image is obtained. 

Studio Phone Number

253-549-5743

How a monotype is made

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An image is created on the surface of a metal or plexiglas plate.

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The inked plate is placed on a press and covered with paper.

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The paper covered plate under felt blankets is run under the strong pressure of a press.

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The print is pulled.  The single, unique image created is the monotype.

A Monotype

A monotype is a unique, original work of art created through a combination of painting and printmaking techniques.  The one-of-a-kind image is developed on an unaltered flat plate of metal or plexiglas using  oil or water based media.  The image is transferred onto paper using a press.  The single image produced is the montype.  Of all fine art prints, the monotype is considered the most valuable since each is unique.