Fish Printing (Gyotaku) Sessions


I’ll be doing fish printing, open to the public at the locations & times below.
All are welcome to create their own Gyotaku fish rubbing

April 26, 2014
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Vassello Park, Croton on Hudson NY

May 17, 2014
12:00 PM – 4:30 PM
31 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601

June 29, 2014
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Staten Island Zoo
614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10310


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Gyotaku Birthday Parties

Gyotaku: Japanese, from gyo “fish” + taku “rubbing”

Tired of the same old birthday party. How about having a “Gyotaku” Birthday Party

This method of  printing  is an exciting and creative option for birthday parties for all ages. In addition to learning about the ancient art of fish rubbing, each child will be able to go home with his or her one of a kind rubbing on a T-shirt or on rice paper.

I’ve presented these workshops in varied applications, from schools, camps, corporate outings and private parties. Below are a few pictures of recent parties and camps that I did. The T-shirts below were done by a party of seven year old’s.



And of course a gyotaku party can be done with paper prints. These prints can be framed and will last for years. They are an excellent gift for grandparents.

Below are a few examples of children’s work.

Below is a rubbing of a American shad that was done by a 3rd grader at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School

american shad

Below is a rubbing of a Striped bass that was done at a workshop at St Marks Lutheran School, Yonkers NY


Below is a class at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich CT

Convent of the Sacred Heart

Below is a rubbing of a Bluefish that a 3rd grader did at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School

3rd grade bluefish_alt

In addition, using silk screen, I can customize your child’s party by designing a template with all the personal info and leave a space for the child to create his or her one of a kind  fish print.



Below is a sample of how a custom T-shirt could work.


For information on details, please contact Joe Mullins at
or call: (914) 271-1214.  For more information go to:

Excellent references available.

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Joe Mullins shared Convent of the Sacred Heart Greenwich’s photo.

Second-graders made beautiful Gyotaku paintings of a striped bass today with artist and fisherman Joe Mullins, who returned to the Lower School to teach about art and ecology.  It was an amazing afternoon!

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Watercolors from winter in Vermont

Here are a few smaller winter studies that I’ve started last week.  Smaller than the paintings below

winter river

snow hills

winter swamp

winter field

Just recently spent several days in Vermont which brought back a flood of memories of time lived there years ago.  Seeing Vermont in a moderate snow pack was exciting. I hope my paintings can give you something of what I felt.  

These paintings are watercolor  and not a mixed media series, are all 21″ X 9 ”  painted on 100% cotton archival paper (please inquire for details) 

They will frame out at approximately to 28″ X 15″

$275.00 each

All framing services are available

Vermont winter 2013

VT winter_4

VT winter_2

VT winter_8

VT winter_5

VT winter_9

VT winter_6

VT winter_3

VT winter_7

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New life to fading memories

Photo repair and restoration

Have your old family photos restored to new life.  I will re-touch & color correct damaged photos.  Much can be done with pictures that are in poor condition.  Once this process is complete the high resolution digital copy is yours to have printed anywhere.

I do offer printing services for these photos.  I print on 100 rag cotton archival paper.  Along with complete framing services.

Take a look at these two projects.

Bring new life to your old fading memories

Bring new life to your old fading memories

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