Tugboat Printshop is an internationally recognized artist company based in Pittsburgh. Specializing in high quality, original woodblock prints, Tugboat Printshop, and more specifically Valerie Lueth (artist, printmaker, co-founder, and owner of the location), creates beautiful works of art on paper in the traditional, handmade manner. These have been exhibited, displayed, and collected by patrons, cultural institutions, and museums in the United States and abroad. The prints are published directly from hand-drawn and carved woodblocks on archival paper using high-quality oil-based inks. The designs are reminiscent of nature and are sometimes black and white, sometimes composed of shimmering colors.