I love intaglio processes and the collagraph technique I use allows me to contrast subtle changes of colour with pronounced texture. My ‘Flotilla’, collagraphs are inspired by the setting sun and old fishing boats, rich with brightly coloured peeling paint and rust. The hand cut and shaped plates are made from materials such as plant matter, glues, and carborundum grit coated with varnish. I select three or four plates to create a unique 'assemblage' and ink them with layers of colour. I add in chine colle and rust transfers to create contrast, light and fluidity. Each piece is a one off print, which cannot be recreated. Printed onto Fabriano printmaking paper, this print will be wrapped in acid free tissue paper and sent flat ready for you to frame.
Fabriano printmaking paper, etching ink, rust transfer and gold leaf.