neo:printprize exhibition

So happy to get notification that both my prints have been accepted into this year’s neo:printprize at the neo:gallery in Bolton.

The exhibition will be on from 25th August to 30th October 2016 – at neo:gallery 27, Market Place, Bolton.

I was beginning to give up hope of getting into any exhibition this year, although I was surprised to get past the second round for the Royal Academy summer exhibition, even though I didn’t make the final cut. Not going to let it get me down though, I’ve got too much to do for my christmas fairs, so I better get a wriggle on…

Exhibition at Thoresby Courtyard Gallery

Here are some photos of my work in the gallery. This is from very early on in the day hence the fact that there aren’t many people there! I think the curator did a good job considering that it is quite a big space to fill and my prints are quite small!

Please see my gallery page for clearer images of each print.

Thoresby Courtyard is a lovely place to visit too!

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…

International Print Exchange

I recently participated in the International Print Exchange run by Greendoor Print Studio in Derby.
Yesterday a wonderful little parcel arrived containing a selection of the other printmakers works:

The processes vary from linocut, etching, mezzotint, collagraph to lithograph, screen print and photo etching.
This is the first exchange I have entered and I have to say it is such a lovely thing to be involved with. The effort that everyone puts in – especially the folks at Greendoor – is extremely worth it, after all, you receive 8 prints in return!

For anyone that is nearby to Derby or if you are passing by, please pop in and see the exhibition they are holding – details here: International Print Exchange (IPE)

Oh, this was the one I entered, it looks a bit green here!:

Cat#1 Lino cut