"I did a lot of plein air drawing but quickly saw the limitations," Hayley Barker told us in her recent feature. "It’s pleasant and meditative but doesn't help me make good paintings. Photos offer more detail and the vision I have comes early in that photographic process. It's like I see something familiar, and knowing that it has more to say, my process evolves these inklings into a more nuanced scene. It's all about finding the right symphony of marks, colors, and spaces, which hopefully, evokes something deep and mysterious within the viewer."

Today, June 28th, Barker is releasing New Yard, Elysian Heights print with Zwirner's Utopia Editions. Hayley used etching techniques like aquatint, soft ground, and spit bite to achieve areas of shaded tone and color in New Yard, Elysian Heights, her first-ever print.

More information here.