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Chris Minor, a long time Northwest resident, lives and works in Edmonds, Washington. His artistic interests currently include printmaking and acrylic painting. At the present time his primary focus is linoleum cut blockprinting. Though self-taught with no formal art training, he has enjoyed a creative outlet the last thirty plus years through his “day job ” as a carpenter/cabinetmaker. Lino-cut blockprinting was a natural fit considering his years of experience with tools and attention to detail, skills required in finish carpentry. Chris has only recently been offering his work for sale and public display. In the summer of 2011 his print titled “Ryoriya, Kyoto” won first place at the Edmonds Arts Festival juried competition. His work is also in private collections in Florida, Tennesee , Seattle and Japan.