Experimenting with colour in screen printing

I returned to London Print Studio to learn about screen printing.  I have been considering combining lithography with screen printing for the new series of pieces I am creating as part of London Creative Network.  I love the bright, flat areas of colour that can be created through this method of printing.  Screen printing is a relatively recent innovation compared to other printmaking processes such as lithography.  Screen printing is a stencil process and can be dated back to ancient times. London Print Studio    

Exploring Lithography

As part of my collaboration with London Creative Network I am creating a series of original prints.  The quality of line created using Lithography printing caught my eye in Paris when viewing prints created by Toulouse-Lautrec.  The rich, velvet, tonal lines that are communicated in each print intrigued me.  It was wonderful to draw upon stone and create a print lithography.  The process is based on the principle that oil and water do not mix.  Special drawing materials with high grease content, similar to materials used for drawing are applied onto a surface which is then chemically altered so that …

Putney Artist Open House 2016

Wonderful to share my work with a new audience and also see many familiar faces.  Interesting to discuss my artworks inspired by New Covent Garden Flower Market and hear stories and memories from local residence about this special place.  Looking forward to exhibiting next weekend, details below: Exhibition Dates: 1-2 & 8-9 October.  Venue: Zinc White, Arch 8, Railway Arches, 150 Putney Bridge Road, London SW15 2NG Zinc White Putney Artists Wandsworth Artists Open House

Draw 16

Draw 16, I am so pleased to have three drawings accepted by the Society of Graphic Fine Art for their Annual exhibition.  More than 200 works of art by artists, illustrators and printmakers around the country are on display.  It is an inspiring show that explores drawing in the broadest of terms. Exhibition Dates: 3-15 October, PV 4 October 6-8pm.  Venue: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU. Society of Graphic Fine Artists  

Exhibition: Inspired by the Flower Market

I have just delivered artworks to the framers to be ready for Artist Open House – one month today.  I have chosen box frames and opted for pins to hold the paper in place rather than glue.  I like the honesty of seeing how something is put together.  I am exhibiting artworks inspired by New Covent Garden Flower Market during the first two weekend of October – all very welcome. Dates: 1-2 & 8-9 October, 11am – 6pm Venue: Zinc White, Arch 8, Railway Arches, 150 Putney Bridge Road SW15 2NG

Work in progress

Sharing some studio shots of artwork inspired by New Covent Garden Flower Market.  For more information about this project have a look at my earlier blog post: Transplanting the Flower Market.   I shall be exhibiting the finished works during October 2016 as part of  Putney Artists Open House

Membership SGFA

I delivered my portfolio on Saturday to Conway Hall for consideration.  I spent the four hours prior to collection of my portfolio exploring the Print Room in The British Museum and trying Japanese savoury pancakes at Abeno Restaurant (really delicious).  On my return to Conway Hall I was delighted to be invited to become an an associate member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art – The Drawing Society. I look forward to showing artwork with the society at Draw 16, 95th Annual Open Exhibition 3-15 October 2016 held in the Menier gallery, Southwark Street, London – more details to …

Green, red and brown

I am about to start packing up my studio.  My fellowship at Ballinglen Arts Foundation has come to an end and I am taking stock.  I have spent a great deal of time looking at seaweed and rocks.  Having never lived by the coast,  I really enjoyed exploring these resilient  plants at low tide.  In the studio I experimented rather than producing finished work.  I am leaving with lots of ideas, creative energy and excited to begin my next project.  I am sure seaweed will make an appearance in my work soon.  Another artist mentioned that fellowships give you the …

Seaweed inspired thoughts

I am completing an artist fellowship at Ballinglen Arts Foundation in County Mayo, Ireland.  I have spent the last few days exploring the coastline collecting seaweed, meeting a local seaweed harvester, eating seaweed and even bathing in it!  Some words I jotted down in my sketchbook around seaweed – conceal, reveal, beautiful, resilient, cold, tenacious, delicate, salty, peppery, hidden, mysterious, green, red, brown, black, secretive, glisten, metamorphose, cold…  I plan to begin drawing inspired by these incredible plants.