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Elizabeth Perry

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A Break in the Clouds


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

Currently I am focussing on printmaking, I work in a spontaneous way, responding directly to the landscape around me; a draw first think later approach. Back in the studio my sketches are the starting point. I allow myself to be led by the printmaking process and my imagination, until I create a mood and atmosphere that I am happy with. I enjoy never quite knowing how it will come out of the press and make the most of the accidental element of printmaking. Since I have moved from Cornwall, I have been exploring my new surroundings for subject matter here in Herefordshire.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

For me, being an artist is about sharing and communicating a response to my surroundings. Creating a mood, a feeling about a place and, hopefully, connecting with others.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a printmaker and painter, specialising in landscape.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I work in my own home studio, but I have also been an active member of the art community in Cornwall and now I'm making connections here in Herefordshire. I have run workshops as well as selling work in local art galleries. I was also a member of a collective of artists sharing the running of a small gallery in Penryn. Over the last couple of years, since moving to Herefordshire, I have found printmaking groups to join in Malvern and Stroud as well as taking part in local exhibitions and events.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Art and Education in Durham and then Newcastle University leading to a teaching qualification
Fine Art diploma at Sunderland University
B.A.(Hons) in Art and Design at Birmingham City University (2004)

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

2020 Falmouth Polytechnic Society exhibition and printmaking workshops
2021 and 2022 John Howard's Print Studios in Cornwall, 'Prints from the Studio'
2021 Streetdraw24 exhibitions to raise money for a homeless charity in Cornwall
h.Art 2021 at Canon Frome Court
Christmas exhibition 2021 at The Weaver's Gallery in Ledbury
h.Art 2022 at Canon Frome Court
2022 St. Peter's Printmakers group exhibition
2022 Pershore No 8 Art Centre group exhibition

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

John Howard Print Studios in Cornwall, to continue

Up until moving house in February 2021,
AO Printworks, St.Just
Fannie & Fox gallery, Penryn
Various card shops in Cornwall

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