Silk aquatint collagraph original print in mount.
actual image size 39cm x 26.5cm
Silk aquatint collagraph printmaking is a non-toxic method where the plate is made by covering it with lightweight silk which has been fixed to the board and then worked over with glossy medium and thin areas of filler to create dark to light tones and textures.
Printmaking can be a slow and contemplative way of working. There is always an element of surprise and, even in an edition from the same plate, each print is unique. Nothing can be taken for granted.
I work mostly in intaglio (etching and collagraph) and relief (lino and woodcut) but also in monoprint. I enjoy using combinations of two or more processes, using multiple plates for one image.
I draw inspiration from my immediate surroundings, the local Herefordshire landscape and further afield. I am fascinated by the
ever-changing light and the patterns it makes.