Millie Whipplesmith Plank
Millie Whipplesmith Plank is a woodblock print artist from the mountains of northern California. She is part of a fourth generation cattle ranching family. In expressing her concern for the preservation of open spaces and their inhabitants; she combines the rich colors, simple shapes and nostalgia of traditional woodblock prints, with the energy and texture of spontaneous line. Her work has recently received acclaim both regionally and internationally; most notably by her inclusion in the 2014,2015, 2017 "Birds in Art" shows at Leigh Yawkey Museum in Wisconsin, artist in residencies at Glacier National Park 2014 and Lassen Volcanic National Park 2016, and acceptance as an associate member of the Society of Animal Artists, 2017. Melinda is a board member of the "California Society of Printmakers" and part of the "Rogue Women" of southern Oregon.