Whitewater Hotel


"Whitewater Hotel - Ghost Print" is a monotype.
8" x 10" original print
2" acid-free mat, conservation glass, black metal frame
Finished measurement is 13.5" x 15.5"

This is a one-of-a-kind imprint pulled from an inked surface. In this case, the first imprint was used as the background for a color, mixed-media creation. Rather than wipe the plate clean after that first run through the press, I cleaned the ink off by pressing it into another sheet of paper, referred to as a "ghost print".

My inspiration for this work is the actual Whitewater Hotel at 226 West Whitewater Street in Whitewater Wisconsin. Built in 1894, it has many rumored tales from the past. It is now home to The SweetSpot Cafe where I have spent a lot of time!

✒︎ Tybo’s Tall Tales*: This artwork was inspired by the legend of the ghost at whitewater hotel. The story says that a woman died while living in the hotel, and after she was not remembered, she let her vengeful rage haunt the visitors. To this day, no one remembers her name, and yet she still lurks in the shadowy corners of the coffee shop that took her final resting place...

*My 15-year old grandson’s summer job was to stock my Etsy shop. One of his duties was to write about my artwork :)


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If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you may return it in the same condition it was received for a full refund (minus shipping). You will be responsible for the return shipping costs, and I'll be most grateful for my artwork to be returned within 7 days.


I do my best to use perfect images of my artwork, but colors may vary slightly from your monitor.

If you would like a different size print than what is listed, please contact me. A local company that is very accommodating prints them for me.

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