I’ve just been watching my friend and colleague Nana Shiomi on YouTube. She was filmed as she demonstrated her unique combination of water based woodcut printmaking at the Double Elephant Print Workshop in Devon.
I found it absolutely fascinating – I only wish I could hear some more of the questions and her answers but I guess they had to keep it reasonably short….
You can see it here and here.
This is some of the work currently blocking up the corridor in the studio – it’s awaiting collection later today to go to The Station in Richmond, North Yorkshire, for the Press Freedom exhibition. (On from 2nd April- 6th May.)
Susie Perring, Sonia Rollo and myself from Half Moon Studio have been invited to exhibit – other printmakers showing include Eileen Cooper, Anita Klein and Ed Kluz, . Fellow London Printmaker Colin Moore will also have work there.
If you’re in the area, please drop by – it should be really interesting…..
I’ve been painting madly for my solo show at Cambridge Contemporary Art , which is going up in a couple of weeks.
It’s been quite solitary, working away on my own, and so I’ve been pleased to get back into the studio and make a start on a new linocut.
I find it useful to alternate painting with printmaking – each informs and compliments the other and keeps the work fresh…..
Here are three proofs of my latest print. Looking at them, they don’t seem particularly different but I guess I do a lot of forward planning – once the blocks are cut, they can’t take a lot of tinkering with, although I do try. Here is a post on my repair kit…..
And below is the finished print, in case you couldn’t tell. (And if you prefer one of the earlier proofs, then please don’t mention it….)