I am a printmaking girl. Way back when (early 90's) I studied Printed Textiles at Edinburgh College of Art. This gave me a thorough grounding in silk-screen printing primarily onto fabric. Pre-computers we worked on our designs via traditional methods of colour blocking and separation. All my work has a 'flat element' which means it translates well into printed form. Upon graduating, I fell foul of being skint like every artist (a necessary rite of passage) and worked days jobs to pay the rent. Bereft of a print room, I took up my pen and simple line drawing became my own form of immediate printmaking.
Forward on 15 years, I did a course at Artichoke Press in Brixton with a wonderful printmaker Megan Fishpool in Drypoint Printmaking. It was a day that was to change my working life. In 2009 my dear friend & Printmaking mentor Jo De Pear long-term-lent me her large press and having my own equipment to work on day and night, I found my medium completely. (Please take a moment view Jo's work, it is contemporary, beautiful and very much worth a visit.)
I strive to make my drypoint prints full of life, movement and mark-making. Exhibited primarily via galleries.
To complete the story, Jo's printmaking press is now mine and much treasured.
To read through the process and technique of Drypoint Printmaking, please scroll down.