Peter Bodge

“Wow… you can hear this stuff right off the walls!”
—a viewer at one of my past exhibits

Jazz and the Visual Arts have been passions of mine for as long as I can remember and I spent a lot of time and energy vainly trying to marry the two into a harmonious relationship. Then, in 1974, I got the idea to make a calendar featuring images of Jazz musicians and wanted to give them to a few of my friends. Making linoleum block prints seemed to be the best way to achieve that goal and that endeavor became the catalyst for the last 40 years work.