I kicked off Memorial Day weekend with a trip to Portland Saturday Market, one of the largest outdoor arts and crafts markets in the U.S., and nearly left empty handed until I spotted the work of self-taught linocut and woodcarving artist Thomas Rude.

Linocut Dog Prints by Thomas Rude in other for humans

Linocut Dog Prints by Thomas Rude in other for humans

Linocut Dog Prints by Thomas Rude in other for humans

Linocut Dog Prints by Thomas Rude in other for humans

I was immediately smitten with the bold, graphic style and humorous imagery of his pieces and would have kicked myself indefinitely if I had walked out of his booth without owning one of his dog-themed prints (because, obviously, all I need is more dog art)! See more of his work here and, if you’re interested in a print or two, contact Thomas directly.