Lovely and unexpected print exhibition

Husband and I were up in Richmond, Yorkshire this weekend visiting parents in law. Took the dog for a walk down by the river then on to have a coffee, as is the habit of said parents in law. Best surprise of the weekend, there in this disused station (the coffee place was called, err, The Station) was an exhibition by the London Printmakers. Well, I thought, I’d better take a gander at this. Lo and behold right there in front of me were two of my favourite printmakers and a few new (to me) names.

Firstly, and I am going to buy one of this guys prints one day, is Colin Moore. I really love the fluidity of his images and the boldness of his colours, so pleasing to look at. Also, a lot of his images are of East Anglia where I grew up and it’s so nice to see his interpretation of the familiar place names.

Colin Moore

Next is Gail Brodholt, whose images of the London Underground are wonderfully colourful and rich. I really like her technique as she applies the darkest colour first then overlays the lighter ones. This gives her prints a very interesting colour palette and texture.

Gail Brodholt

Below is work by Karen Keogh and Carole Hensher, the latter whose work I have seen before and the former whose work I would like to see more of!

Karen Keogh (landscapes) + Carole Hensher (shoes)

All in all it was a very nice exhibition and I would have bought something but just couldn’t make my mind up. And my husband was offering to buy my choice as a christmas present! Aagghh, missed a trick there. We’ll be looking on some websites in the coming week I think…

Author: Nancy Power

'Printmaker Nancy Power's work reflects the life around her. Be it a changing rural landscape, the decaying plants in her garden, or her collection of hand crafted ceramics, she finds inspiration from many sources. Deliberately eclectic in subject matter, her work is harmonised by her colour palette and distinctive inking process. Nancy uses the reduction method of lino printmaking; carving away at just one block for each consecutive colour to reveal the final image. By inking from dark to light, as opposed to the more traditional light to dark, Nancy's work has engaging depth and colour layering.'

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