So thrilled this morning to highlight the work of local artist and participant in the forthcoming Discover Original Art Fair, Sarah Russell.
Sarah describes her inspirations…
I am interested in creating a place where I would want to be. I aim to portray an emotional response to landscape…and my journey to the studio and the weather is usually reflected in my days work.
I am currently using monotype and monoprint (a combination of permanent marks on my plate and instinctive colour added for one print only). My decisions which prints to keep and which to destroy are crucial to my work as an artist.
The marks and layers can appear random but sometimes it takes many attempts to achieve the effect I am after. Layering is important to me, I want to be able to return to the work again and again and still find something new.
You can see more of Sarah’s evocative art at her website Sarah Russell Fine Art
Visitors to Discover will have the opportunity to meet Sarah in person and enjoy the experience of loosing themselves in those enigmatic layers.
I’m delighted to introduce you to the artist Jenny Smith-McOnie, who will be showing her sublime work at the Discover Original Art Fair on the 29th & 30th November.
Jenny Smith-McOnie creates original hand-made prints on paper and specialises in the collagraph and drypoint printmaking techniques.
Much of Jenny’s time is spent in Wigtownshire in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. Her work explores the region’s diverse coastal landscape and she is particularly interested in the rich textures and constantly changing colours that can be seen in the area.
The word ‘collagraph’ is taken from the word ‘collage’. Prints are produced from collaged plates with a highly textured surface, resulting in an embossed print.
The method produces unpredictable results and enables Jenny to create dynamic, textural, vibrant prints.
Talking to Jenny about her work and processes is absolutely fascinating, so if you’re near Ivinghoe over the weekend of November 29th & 30th, don’t miss the opportunity to meet Jenny in person.
You can find out more about Jenny and her art at her website JennySmith-McOnie.com Follow Jenny on Facebook: Jenny Smith-Mconie Prints and Twitter @SmithMcOnie