Urban beauty SW15

I am excited to be exhibiting work at Century21 in Putney during Artists Open House in October 2017.  During one of our meetings we discussed the idea of removing the property details from the stylish display and replacing with my artwork.  I had no work the correct size and began thinking about what 16 pieces I could create for this location.  On my walk back to the studio I admired several roses in lovely gardens.  They were probably the last blooms of the summer.  I returned and drew several roses using pen and ink.  I developed these drawings into screenprints.  …

London Print Studio Members Summer Exhibition

Great to exhibit for the first time at London Print Studio.  My hand finished lithograph titled Beginings was selected.  The exhibition will feature the full range of prints produced in the studio including lithographs, etchings, screen prints and woodcuts to digital prints.  All the prints are created by current London Print Studio Members.  This year’s Summer Show will be judged by Andrzej Klimowski, an international illustrator of book covers. Private View: All welcome 13 July 6:30 – 8:30pm Exhibition Dates: 14 July – 25 August, open Tuesday – Saturday 10:30am – 5:30pm London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, London W10 …

Drawing on stone: Lithography

I am currently creating lithography prints of fern for The Royal College of Physicians Exhibition taking place next year.  I have been experimenting with drawing on two stones and plan to crop the artworks.  The prints are now on my studio floor and I am debating my next move!

SPACE/LCN Showcase

SPACE, Mare Street, 19-21 January 2017 An exhibition including new works, works in progress, prototypes or experiments created by the first round of LCN participants.  I exhibited two hand finished limited edition lithograph prints.  I am so pleased to have completed my first series of prints and view this as an ongoing project.  It has been fantastic to have mentoring, attend workshops and widen my network.  The show was an energetic inspiring collection of works. Blog Post: Prints in Progress London Creative Network    

Prints in progress

I was awarded a place on the artist development professional program called London Creative Network.  My intention was to translate my drawings into print.  I chose to learn about the lithographic process because I like the rich velvet lines and varied tonal qualities that could be created.  I really enjoy the different steps involved in creating a lithograph – processing the stone, drawing directly onto limestone, etching and printing.  I found the stone to be a wonderful material to draw upon.  It is cold to touch but then warms up. The grease pencils easily leave a mark and glide on …

London Center for Book Arts

I attended an inspiring workshop at the London Center for Book Arts.  I was introduced to the letterpress and how to create a simple book. London Center for Book Arts  

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 …