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 …

Sunny Days

Lovely to see one of my Blossom graphite with lino print drawings in Close Up Magazine July 2017 edition.

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!

Royal College of Physicians’ Medicinal Garden

I have been invited to draw the Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) as part of their celebration for the 500th anniversary of the Royal College of Physicians and the 400th anniversary of the college’s publication of Britain’s first pharmacopoeia, the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis (PL).  In 2018 they are planning to produce an illustrated reissue of the first PL, a Florilegium.  This will be launched at the College with an art exhibition in 2018. On my visit I was totally amazed by the building of the Royal College of Physicians – a Grade I listed building designed by renowned architect Sir Denys Lasdun …

Botanical Beauty

The tradition of marrying art with science goes back to the 6th century when the first botanical illustrations were created.  The heyday of botanical art was from the 17th to the 19th century.  In recent years, there has been a renaissance in this genre.  Great to have one of my drawings selected for this open exhibition showcasing contemporary British botanical illustrations in a variety of styles. Exhibition Dates: 25 February – 1 April Venue: Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP

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    

Tower 42

Artful invited me to exhibit artworks in the foyer of Tower 42.  The buildings original name was the Natwest Tower.  It was opened in 1981 and held the status as the tallest building in the City of London for 30 years until it was surpassed by the Heron Tower in 2009.  Viewings can be arranged by appointment – please contact me for further information. Exhibition Dates: January 8th – March 2007 Venue: Tower 42, Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HN Artful: Article ‘Venetia Norris coming to Tower 42’ Tower 42

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    

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