Very pleased to have two prints selected for these two exhibitions - 'Mini print prize' and 'Print City'. Both exhibitions are at Morley Gallery from 31st October - 11th November 2017. Works from the Mini print exhibition will also be in two identical box sets the V&A are adding to their Words and Images department and their Archive department.
I have two very different works on show this summer; one a drawing/collage in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition and a print in the London Print Studio Members Summer Show from 14th July. The work in the RA is a very personal piece titled 'Mother' (below). It was a lovely surprise to find out it had sold before the RA exhibition opened to the public. On the RA website they have a page on artist studios which has a photo of my messy desk at the top of the page with a quote from me further down the page! Link to RA studio page
Updated 15th July: Good to see my print is being used on the posters for London Print Studio's Summer Show. I've asked if I can have one when the show is over! There is a huge one in their window and this smaller one on the sandwich board.
First time in a while that I've made some collage pieces using only digital files and Photoshop. Usually I begin with some hand-made elements but this is all digital. The images of the woman and text I scanned and digitally cut are from the pages of a woman's magazine from the late 1940s. Textures and colour shapes created in Photoshop.
Using clear packing tape to transfer images, I layered them onto other papers in my sketchbook. It's a very simple technique using wide clear packing tape to stick on images and text found in old magazines, laser prints and photocopies.
- Firmly press the tape onto the image.
- Place the taped paper in some warm water
- After a few minutes gently rub the back of the paper until all the paper has been removed and only the ink of the image remains.
- The tape will regain it's tackiness when it dries.
Tip: Taped images can be stored on greaseproof paper sticky side down until needed.
New collage and mixed media pieces.