Quarry Road Press is the home for the art and design of David Spohn. Featured here is a collection of my book design, illustration and fine art prints, specifically solar plate etchings. My illustrations have graced books for children and adults and have been published world wide. I create small hand pulled editions of my etchings and exhibit my work regionally and nationally.
My themes have always come from the healing power of nature. In 2013 I was honored with a McKnight Fellowship for the Arts by the East Central Regional Arts Council for a series of etchings, The Dragonfly Suite, a visual study of the dragonflies native to Minnesota's North Woods. Previously, I was awarded a Blacklock Nature Sanctuary Artist Fellowship. In 2014 I was awarded an Artist at Pine Needles residency by the St. Croix Watershed Research Station at Marine on St. Croix, MN. In 2018, I was again awarded a McKnight Artist Essential Artist Award to support my project Small Worlds, Life in the St. Croix River Valley. I am also a member of Project Art for Nature, (projectartfornature.org,) a collaboration of artists who work together, focusing their art on an areas of land, ecosystems and species is need of protection.