Artwork for Annabelle Oppenheimer
allium stars, limited edition etching
beyond the garden, limited edition etching with blind emboss
wild grasses, limited edition sugar lift etching
sunken road, monoprint with painted chine colle
River Wye, limited edition silk aquatint collagraph
winter on the winding road, limited edition etching
north of Saligo Bay,limited edition collagraph with chine collé
after the snow, limited edition 2 plate collagraph with drypoint
I make original prints in small editions or one-offs, using mainly intaglio (etching, drypoint, collagraph) and also relief (lino and woodcut) as well as monoprints. I enjoy experimenting and trying things out, be it a new process or new (to me) materials, which has its risks. Whatever the outcome I am constantly learning.
I have always loved making stuff, drawing and mark-making in particular. The process of printmaking, making the plate or block is completely absorbing. It can take hours or it can be surprisingly immediate. This can be frustrating or immensely satisfying; either way I have to keep doing it.
I began art school in the late sixties and went down the graphic design route. Alongside a short stint in a design studio, then as an art teacher for many years, I continued to draw, paint and make prints. For the last ten years I have been able to focus on printmaking. It is a journey of discovery and the moment of seeing the reveal as a new print is pulled off the press can be magical or can simply show me the next step.
I taught mainly in secondary schools in London, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, then Herefordshire, continuing as much as possible to draw, paint and make prints. I have run a few workshops since retiring from teaching but have mainly focused on developing my own practice.
Maidstone College of Art, Chelsea School of Art, post graduate teaching certificate at Goldsmiths College, London, Hereford College of Art.
h-Art 2018 at own studio, Blue Ginger Gallery and The Lion Gallery Leominster; 'The Way We See' group exhibition at Elmslie House, Malvern, 2019
Blue Ginger Gallery, Erwood Station Gallery, Mi-Frame Picture Framing & Gallery