Artwork for Adrienne Craddock
Eve and the Birds
I tend to have several pieces on the go and enjoy experimentation with different media. I'm often exploring new techniques and always trying to find ways of describing a subject in its raw or simplest form. Images should move you, make you think, or take you somewhere.
My new series of work is called Roaming River and based on the river Wye which I was lucky to live beside during my childhood years.
I make work for myself, to keep my sanity, to stretch myself, to make my day. Sometimes other people like it too.
Printmaker & Painter : My most recent work explores the technique of Monoprinting. More akin to painting as these are ‘one off’s’ not editions although it’s possible to make several versions.
I am enjoying this painterly, looser and less graphic approach. I am loving the feeling of scraping into the ink and of drawing with a printing roller and applying direct layers of colour.
During lockdown I have been making painting studies of my local landscapes and environment and other places which have afforded solace at this difficult time.
I do a variety of print workshops in schools and also with adults, which include Screenprinting, Collagraph ,carborundum and drypoint etching.
MA Printmaking Manchester
The Art shop and Chapel, Abergavenny, Print show
Father and daughter, Gavagan Art, Settle, Lancashire
'Remedy for Melancholy' Blue ginger gallery, Herefordshire