Experimental printmaking.

From visual research to print.

Work in progress combining hand carved woodblocks and paper stencils. Layered rubbings invoking veiled, mysterious imagery using soft wax pencils and graphite.

Experimenting with deeply etched zinc plate. Experimenting with various degrees of transparency, viscosity and surfaces, pushing the “Parched” etching plate in different directions. Using different wiping techniques and hard/soft rollers.

Parched: deeply etched zinc plate printed with Charbonnel Agua wash inks.

Viscosity tests. Inks of various colours and viscosity applied to small zinc plate and printed with one pass of the press. First apply inks as for intaglio printing and then roll onto relief surface with hard or soft roller to reach different levels of the plate. Stop out varnish was used to make the marble type patterns on the zinc plates prior to etching.

Jungle 2017 Experimental prints. Aluminum lithography technique. print size 20 cm x 13.5 cm approx. Purposeful off setting, various orientations of three plates. Alterations to transparency and opaque qualities of printing inks.

Imagined Landscapes 2016

Inspired by old, worn out gardening gloves and hand-knitted structures, Imagined Landscapes 2015/2016 are a series of small scale etchings: hinting at ancient rocks, river beds, pathways and long gone dwellings. The viewer is invited to construct their own narrative as they navigate these dream like landscapes.

Art Textiles Screen Printed by Hand