Category Archives: Art

Expressions in Print

Expressing expressions, on animals or people, in any form of printmaking can be challenging.  Unlike painting, you cannot keep going over it until the desired expressive features emerge.  It is exciting, when it works.  Eager to try something different to … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Current Works, Printmaking | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Art and Healing Themes

Some years ago, while going through counselling for past traumas that affected my then-current life, I embarked on a type of soul journalling.  Each page differed, depending on what I was struggling with internally.  Mostly, it involved collage and a … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Current Works, Nature, Painting in Acrylics, Printmaking | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Passion for Printing…aka Remember Registration!

There’s a price to pay for passion, always.  No matter whether it concerns the generalities of life, the love of your life, or printmaking.  Sometimes the price is small compared to the delight resulting from that fervour.  At other times, once … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Current Works, Printmaking | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Compulsive Collagraph

Compulsive, the dictionary tells me, equals irresistible, compelling, enthralling, mesmeric. It describes my current studio time perfectly.  For me, curiosity plays a large part in the compulsion to pull prints.  Although each print evolves from the same plate or block there … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Current Works, Printmaking | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Promises Unkept

How many of us have made promises that, no matter how hard we tried, and often through no fault of our own, could not keep?  Twice married and divorced, I know the feelings of guilt, remorse and failure all too well. … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Current Works, Nature, Printmaking | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Block Stripped Bare

Taking part in an international print exchange through the Baren Forum I was challenged with a first for me, the theme being ‘Nudes’.  Yes, I have taken part in life drawing sessions, but never produced a work for public consumption … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Current Works, Printmaking | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Flight of Freedom in Printmaking

Birds seem to have become a theme in my printmaking, lately.  Aussie printmaker Kate Gorringe-Smith sent out notification of a call for artists to contribute to a special exhibition.  ‘Birds + Us’ is being organised by BirdLife Australia,to raise money … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Current Works, Printmaking | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments