Angelo Paredes, new jersey Member Since October 2008 Artist Statement Born in New Jersey, I started out being interested in painting. I grew fond of abstract and impressionistic works. I went to school at Rochester Institute of Technology for fine art, mainly being a painter. after a year, I took several classes in printmaking. My teacher, Keith Howard showed us his revolutionary form of printmaking called non-toxic intaglio prints. Since then, I became strictly a printmaker. my work involves taking pictures with my cellphone camera, altering the image on photo shop, then converting them into four color non-toxic intaglio prints. i stretch them onto canvas bars to give them an impressionistic painterly feel.