Laura Chaplin

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2016

Artworks for sale: 20

United Kingdom

About Laura Chaplin

 
 
  • Biography

    I work predominantly in the medium of screen printing, which involves transferring separate colours of ink onto a surface through a woven mesh one layer at a time. Unlike the conventional process, I have developed a unique variation using frameless screens and can generate screens up to two metres wide and many metres in length.

    Taking inspiration from my surroundings; particularly the lines, shapes and patterns found in landscapes, wildlife and structures. I use photography, illustration and mark-making to create original, unique, hand pulled screen prints.

    My works start their journeys as large pieces of cloth onto which I print. As the printmaking process develops subtle compositions begin to emerge, at this point I may tear the cloth into smaller pieces adding further layers onto each one until its completion. Composition, the interplay of positive and negative shapes and a build-up of multiple layers of imagery, colour and texture all feature in the process.

    Working on a range of materials including silk, voile, linen, paper and metal leaf, my works can be described as delicately ethereal, painterly and often translucent. 

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  • Education

    1995 - 1996

    Westminster College, Oxford

    1988 - 1991

    Nottingham Trentham University

    1987 - 1988

    Banbury School of Art

  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: This Eclectic Mix Cambridge - PopUp

    Dates: Nov. 11, 2017 - Nov. 11, 2017

    Venue: St Andrews St Baptist Church, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge, UK

    Christmas pop up event which just happens to coincide with Cambridge Art Fair at the Guildhall. This time we will be spread over 2 days for extra browsing time amongst an array of lovely stalls laden with gorgeous handcrafted art, jewellery and homeware products so be sure to add the dates to your Christmas shopping diary with a ‘preview’ evening on Friday 10th between 5-8pm to get ahead of the crowd and throughout Saturday 11th from 11am to 5pm. The Livingstone cafe will be offering 10% off food & drink during our event. So another chance to bag yourself some lovely gifts and treats in the run up to Christmas.

    Event: Cambridge Home & Garden Exhibition 2017

    Dates: Sept. 9, 2017 - Sept. 9, 2017

    Venue: Guild Hall, Cambridge, UK

    Join us at the magnificent Cambridge Guildhall on the 9th September for this brand new free event, dedicated to the best in home and garden design.

    The event will feature a packed exhibition hall, talks and workshops from experts, a pop up café as well as free professional design advice. You’ll be sure to leave with everything you need to create your dream home.

    Event: Artists' Marquee 2017

    Dates: July 1, 2017 - July 23, 2017

    Venue: Artists' Marquee, Burwash Manor

    A medley of artists all under one canvas roof - celebrating 10 years at Burwash Manor.

    18 local artists exhibiting their work over the course of the first four weekends of July.
    10am - 6pm

    Painters, print-makers, jewellers, wood-turners, bookbinding, illustrators, photographers, potters, mixed media artists.

    Event: Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016

    Dates: Sept. 22, 2016 - Sept. 28, 2016

    Venue: Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016, Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, UK,CB2 1RP

    Open daily between 10am and 4pm
    Free admission
    Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale is an independent innovative exhibiting event based in Cambridge UK.
    The goal is to promote and further a knowledge and understanding of printmaking and its technical variables and complexities to a wider audience. This will be achieved through exhibitions, demonstrations, and talks on printmaking.
    http://cambridgeoriginalprintmakers.com/

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Education

1995 - 1996

Westminster College, Oxford

1988 - 1991

Nottingham Trentham University

1987 - 1988

Banbury School of Art


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: This Eclectic Mix Cambridge - PopUp

Dates: Nov. 11, 2017 - Nov. 11, 2017

Venue: St Andrews St Baptist Church, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge, UK

Christmas pop up event which just happens to coincide with Cambridge Art Fair at the Guildhall. This time we will be spread over 2 days for extra browsing time amongst an array of lovely stalls laden with gorgeous handcrafted art, jewellery and homeware products so be sure to add the dates to your Christmas shopping diary with a ‘preview’ evening on Friday 10th between 5-8pm to get ahead of the crowd and throughout Saturday 11th from 11am to 5pm. The Livingstone cafe will be offering 10% off food & drink during our event. So another chance to bag yourself some lovely gifts and treats in the run up to Christmas.

Event: Cambridge Home & Garden Exhibition 2017

Dates: Sept. 9, 2017 - Sept. 9, 2017

Venue: Guild Hall, Cambridge, UK

Join us at the magnificent Cambridge Guildhall on the 9th September for this brand new free event, dedicated to the best in home and garden design.

The event will feature a packed exhibition hall, talks and workshops from experts, a pop up café as well as free professional design advice. You’ll be sure to leave with everything you need to create your dream home.

Event: Artists' Marquee 2017

Dates: July 1, 2017 - July 23, 2017

Venue: Artists' Marquee, Burwash Manor

A medley of artists all under one canvas roof - celebrating 10 years at Burwash Manor.

18 local artists exhibiting their work over the course of the first four weekends of July.
10am - 6pm

Painters, print-makers, jewellers, wood-turners, bookbinding, illustrators, photographers, potters, mixed media artists.

Event: Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016

Dates: Sept. 22, 2016 - Sept. 28, 2016

Venue: Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016, Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, UK,CB2 1RP

Open daily between 10am and 4pm
Free admission
Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale is an independent innovative exhibiting event based in Cambridge UK.
The goal is to promote and further a knowledge and understanding of printmaking and its technical variables and complexities to a wider audience. This will be achieved through exhibitions, demonstrations, and talks on printmaking.
http://cambridgeoriginalprintmakers.com/


 

Biography

I work predominantly in the medium of screen printing, which involves transferring separate colours of ink onto a surface through a woven mesh one layer at a time. Unlike the conventional process, I have developed a unique variation using frameless screens and can generate screens up to two metres wide and many metres in length.

Taking inspiration from my surroundings; particularly the lines, shapes and patterns found in landscapes, wildlife and structures. I use photography, illustration and mark-making to create original, unique, hand pulled screen prints.

My works start their journeys as large pieces of cloth onto which I print. As the printmaking process develops subtle compositions begin to emerge, at this point I may tear the cloth into smaller pieces adding further layers onto each one until its completion. Composition, the interplay of positive and negative shapes and a build-up of multiple layers of imagery, colour and texture all feature in the process.

Working on a range of materials including silk, voile, linen, paper and metal leaf, my works can be described as delicately ethereal, painterly and often translucent. 

 
 
 
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