Venice in Norfolk…

New work available at my Open Studio weekend, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June. Last opportunity to browse my ancient hayloft studio!
Directions at this link…
http://www.nnopenstudios.org.uk/artists/details/564

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impressions of Venice …

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I’ve been busy creating and printing a few more collagraphs this week, in preparation for my forthcoming solo exhibition ‘Beyond the Surface’ in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. Most of the new ones are small and I’ve used a variety of ink colours (Hawthorn Inks).

The plan is to sell the collagraph prints at the show, (which will be a variety of abstracted mixed media paintings), simply wrapped at a reasonable price, so there will be something to suit all pockets.

The recent small collagraphs here were influenced by the crumbling facades of buildings I came across in Venice earlier this year. I used scraps of wallpaper, sandpaper, string, muslin and a lovely piece of narrow lace ribbon I picked up at a recent vintage fair, which seems to lend itself well to the suggestion of fine architectural decoration. It also adds to the fun of browsing vintage fairs and the like, looking for textured materials to use.

By the way, I’m sure I’m not the only one to find the used, cleaned plate as interesting in its own right?

Untitled Collagraph, Mari French 2013

Untitled Collagraph, Mari French 2013

Untitled Collagraph, Mari French 2013

Untitled Collagraph, Mari French 2013

Collagraph plate

Collagraph plate, Mari French

 

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The printmaking corner of my studio

aqua alta (high water) …

a recent abstract piece (acrylic on canvas 80 x 80cm), very much influenced by memories of the Grand Canal in Venice in May this year.

Aqua Alta © Mari French 2013

Aqua Alta © Mari French 2013

Detail: Aqua Alta © Mari French 2013

Detail: Aqua Alta © Mari French 2013