Katie’s screen printed illustrations reflect her enjoyment for the natural world, evoking thoughtfulness and humour. Each original silkscreen print is a unique, hand-crafted piece of art.
Katie designs and creates her conceptual illustrations from her studio located at the foot of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, using traditional photographic and silkscreen
Jill’s subject is the familiar local landscape, not necessarily the dramatic mountain views, but the farms, houses, bridges and narrow twisting roads which she sees every day. She tries to reduce the detail and focus on the graphic quality of each view.
Most of her prints are produced from simple linocuts or woodcuts printed in black over block colour prints. She also experiments with reduction prints as in ‘Fell Road’ where each colour is printed and cut away from a single block.
Penny is a painter printmaker who also prints onto hand built ceramics using relief printing bocks or coloured slips to monoprint onto the surfaces, etching into them before washing with body stains.
Work is based on trying to capture the atmosphere and elements in our wild landscapes, particularly around her studio in the Western Dales, where she runs printmaking and ceramic courses.
Sarah was born and raised on a farm in the Eden Valley, where she now work as a printmaker with her lovely Labrador, Quiver. After studying History of Art at the University of Cambridge, and completing an MA in Medieval Studies at York University, she decided she wanted to create beautiful things, not just look at them! She loves the individuality that medieval artists gave their animal subjects; medieval ‘marginalia’ and decorative art inspires much of her work. She also takes inspiration from the wildlife of the Lake District and from Folk Art. Working in a minimalist, illustrative style, she loves the bold simplicity of line to which linocutting lends itself so beautifully. Sarah also enjoys the expressive qualities of rough-cut backgrounds and the sense of movement they evoke.
Glenn mainly works with aquatint, sometimes combined with etching, in which his reaction to landscape is informed by his youthful flirtation with abstraction. He produces small editions of up to 20 prints, each print is made by hand and so is unique. The limitations and difficulties of printmaking are what allows him to find the essential elements in the image. His work is mainly inspired by landscape, acknowledging the influence of the abstract in art, while retaining a response to the visual stimulus of the world around him.
Polly Marix Evans was born in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire. She studied Fine Art Printmaking at The Manchester Metropolitan University, graduating in 1993. Although much of her work is figurative, her relatively recent move to Cumbria, in 2013, has inspired a series of linocuts based in the Cumbrian landscape.
With a passion for printmaking, Polly is at her happiest in her inky element, enjoying every process in the production of her prints – from initial sketch, to plate preparation, to the excitement of seeing the finished print itself.
Kim is an artist and maker based in Newlands Valley near Keswick. Kim’s work combines cyanotype printing with traditional stitch
techniques and hand drawn motifs such as bears, plants, birds and “shelters in a landscape” including tents, simple houses and romantic, mysterious towers.
Mark A Pearce
Mark makes vibrant reduction linocuts inspired by the landscape around him. He makes pictures to share the excitement of a light effect, a composition or a colour combination. Sometimes using as many as 22 colours in a reduction linocut he produces prints that look almost like paintings.
He works from his home on the shores of the Ravenglass Estuary taking inspiration from where the mountains reach down to the sea.
Ray uses a graphics tablet and natural media software in the design and production of his digital print editions: aiming to strike a playful balance between the figurative and the abstract.
His work often reflects his interest in the art of indigenous cultures worldwide and perhaps most evidently, the aesthetic of the Japanese Print.
Debby’s woodcuts and silkscreens are characterised by saturated colour, and repeating motifs to suggest a mixture of things observed, imagined, and remembered, in layered images that invite multiple readings, and allow an element of chance into the making process. Silkscreen is sometimes combined with the gestural marks of woodcut blocks to juxtapose the immediate experience of making the print with an event captured in a photograph.
Most of the prints are monoprints or one of a very small edition or family of prints. This way of working encourages opportunities for experimentation, and results in each print in a series being slightly different from any of the others.
Vega is originally from Australia but loves living in Cumbria with its rich histories and varied landscapes. Her work is sometimes abstract, sometimes figurative and focuses on value, connections and the object as artefact. She is fascinated by printmaking as a creative, experimental process that is embedded in social and industrial history. She does, however, enjoy a good drawing or painting session and likes nothing better than to play around with materials in her studio.
She runs Linden Print Studio, an open-access etching and relief printmaking studio near Carlisle.
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