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. 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.
I have written and illustrated my own children's books and illustrated many others. Through books and fine art prints, my artistic goal has been to honor the quiet beauty and small spaces in our natural world, and the simple yet rich stories that make our world a better place to live. What I have always loved about creating books and editions of prints is that they are media through which art can be shared. I hope you enjoy the time you spend browsing these pages and that you find something that makes your own world a little bit better.