Category Archives: experiments

Exploring Memories of Landscape in Print

I’ve been working on a new way of creating images in response to landscape. These smaller circle prints are created in a similar way to my big geological circles in that I use a single circle stencil and mask off areas to create the different shapes. I have placed each section of colour in a different position on each print, so although each one in the series is created from the same shapes and colours, each one is unique rather than being part of an edition.

The forms and colours in these prints come from a memory of a walk along the coast near Minehead. I find it very difficult to hold an image of place in my mind, but colours seem to stay put.


Process & Progress Exhibition

My fellow part time MA Design students and I recently put on a show of work in progress  at UWE.  I found it really interesting to show preparatory work, the work that has actually taken me longest and caused most heart ache, alongside finished pieces – the hideously ugly mould which took me months to make, alongside the carefully polished concrete piece that finally came out of it, eight of the many colour experiments with the finished pebble screenprint which they eventually led to. A really helpful and instructive experience.

NADFAS Bursary

I am really proud and honoured to have been awarded the 2017 National Association of          Decorative and Fine Arts Societies’  UWE bursary in conjunction with UWE’s Department of Art & Design.

NADFAS have awarded me the bursary to develop my concrete pebbles.  The aim is to add fibre optics so they light up when you hold them.  I’ll be documenting the project on this blog, so lots of photos to come…

A new way of printing for a new body of prints.

Rather than dictating exactly which colours will appear on a print, I am letting the colours decide for themselves.  For my circle prints I am mixing inks to match colours from the key of a geological map, and then seeing what colours are created when the inks are overprinted.  A little bit scary, but very rewarding…

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