Posts made in August, 2016

CAS: how exhibition screen print was made

Posted by on Aug 21, 2016 in Discussion, Exhibitions | 0 comments

CAS: how exhibition screen print was made

This is a mono print i.e. it is the only one in existence that has this particular arrangement of colours and patterns. The terminology is very confusing as some would call a mono print one print made from a repeatable plate or block. This is a screen print and the photo stencil part of it is the repeatable block. I made it at Gainsborough’s House print studio whilst working with Annabel Ridley (who is currently exhibiting there). I first made the colour blocks – strong and deep – with repeated printing and overlaying of colour using paper stencils. Later (once these were dry) I overprinted the colour with patterns from a photo stencil made from found objects. Then I added a frisson of gold leaf. It was made over a period of days, reconsidering what would look right at every...

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Colchester Arts Society : OLSA exhibits

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Colchester Arts Society : OLSA exhibits

I was delighted that three of my pieces were selected to hang in the Colchester Arts Society (CAS) 70th anniversary exhibition at The Minories, this August. I had heard that the CAS were opening out their exhibition this year and entered on spec. I was thrilled that three of my pieces were selected – and delighted to see the whole exhibition which was hugely varied with artwork in many different media. As you can see the gallery is light and spacious; it is the gallery for the distinguished Colchester School of Art which has many famous alumni including Linda Richardson.   The exhibition was opened by Ronald Blythe – who gave a moving speech about the differences between writing and the visual arts pointing out that both sorts of artists need support and soldiery in their work and must obtain it differently. A cake was cut to celebrate CAS’s 70th birthday and their new commitment to joining forces with other arts organisations in the area like Gainsborough’s House.   It was a lovely day. In the picture of the exhibition my prints are on the left hand side with a woodcut by another artist in the middle. The top print is called ‘Complexity’ and the one at the bottom is one of a group of mono prints that use a similar background of coloured shapes (though all are slightly different) with a photo stencil of different images from the same stencil on top. I will write more about each on subsequent...

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