Printmaking and drawing
ROYAL ACADEMY SELECTED 2018 - My 'Dark in the Park' Chiswick Park tube station print was selected for the Summer Exhibition this year and sold out.
Printmaking is magic! It looks so simple, yet there is so much preparation and hard work that goes on before the print is finally ‘pulled’. Being inspired to make prints of the beautiful buildings of West London in particular, my prints start by visiting, drawing and photographing my subject. Developing this back in my studio, I work out the composition, colours and size, then the hard work begins! I cut my drawing out from cardboard or lino, then I either roll or paint ink onto my ‘plate’, sometimes scratching and wiping the ink off before printing. All my prints are produced without a press, this means I hand burnish the back of the print with a wooden spoon or a Japanese baren, a lot of elbow work! I gain more control of the final image but being a very ‘hands on’ labour intensive method, this means every print is unique.
Come and find out how I work in my home studio, I might even let you look at my wooden spoon!
Also at this studio:
The studio is on the ground floor.
Do join three Printmakers all using slightly different techniques such as photo polymer, etching, silk screen, cardboard cuts and linocuts. Find out how we make our limited edition hand made prints, what inspires us and stay for a cuppa or a glass of wine!
Most of the show is downstairs, but Rachel's home studio will also be open and is upstairs.
A short walk from Stamford Brook tube station, down the far end of Cleveland Avenue.