Lyndon Wallace: Artist of the Day

Tuesday’s artist is Lyndon Wallace:

Fibonacci grid

Come to TempleDo Not let the mind fool the eye

Lyndon completed his degree in Graphic Arts and Design this year, and graduated with a first.
He says, “The majority of my second year and all my third year work focused on traditional printing processes and I found my true passion within screen printing. The majority of my personal work takes inspiration from science, nature and faith but I am also drawn to geometric ornamentation. After finishing my degree I was successful in my application to be a print room technician at Leeds art college of Art where I now work three days a week. I have continued to make work and I am currently setting up my own personal screen print studio at home.” 

 

 

Claire Shackleton: Saturday artist of the day

Next up we have Claire Shackleton:

Lotus Series. 3 Timeless Blue Tit DragonflyLotus Series. 1. FloweringClaire works with collograph including textile plates, monoprint, screen printing, and etching. Her inspiration comes largely from a love of nature, developed through her printwork, which she uses symbolically as a visual medium for the creative expression of the unfolding and evolving of life’s journey.

Claires works uses a variety of print techniques, including screen printing, linocut, drypoint and etching. Her most recent work is a combination of monoprint and collograph techniques using stitched textile and metal plates to develop themes of growth and the poetics of decay.

Find out more here: http://hazelclairedesigns.webs.com

 

 

That Friday Feeling: Ben Whittington

Hooray, you’ve made it to Friday! Time to introduce the talented Ben Whittington:

Amsterdam2014 BadLucky SonicSilkscreenBen is a man of many talents who works as a Creative Manager for a major greetings card publisher, a graphic designer and screenprinter.

Ben says “Screen Printing gives me an outlet for my own creations, pieces of illustration or design that are inspired by or for the benefit of the Leeds Music Scene which has been a big part of my life in Leeds as well as individual pieces inspired by traveling and nature.

I enjoy creating prints in this medium as time spent in the print studio gives me the opportunity to spend time by myself away from the noise of an increasingly digital existence. It allows me to take work that may have started as a sketch on piece of paper but will have  ultimately been finished in digital software and put it back down onto paper through an organic process that brings with it unique imperfections that make each print its own.”

Find out more here: www.benwhittington.co.uk

 

 

Thursday’s artist: Charlotte Foster

Thursday’s treat is Charlotte Foster, a textile designer specialising in screen printed fabrics.

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Charlotte says “My work is largely photography based with a graphic edge. I like to produce quirky and original hand printed textile, on a variety of different fabrics and papers.  My work is about the human face. Faces viewed through a variety of different lenses and equipment to distort, enlarge and reduce areas of the face and to see things from different perspectives form the basis of my work. The use of geometrics fragment my work as if it were a broken mirror or glass.

My inspiration comes from artist movements such as Dadaism and surrealism. My work in created from photographs and is built up on the print table using many different screen printed techniques, dyes and print pastes.

My work has been exhibited at Indigo Paris 2012, 2013 and 2014 and also at SURTEX New York 2013. I have exhibited my work at New Designers 2014 and I was entered for Texprint 2014.’

To find out more, have a look at Charlotte’s blog: http://evelynmilner.tumblr.com/

Wednesday artist of the day – Matthew Walkden

We have another screen printer for you today: Matthew Walkden

yeti girlyeti and octopusmer yetis and jellyfish

Matthew describes himself as “a Yorkshire based illustrator, graphic artist, designer and print maker with a penchant for drawing monsters, molluscs and Lovecraftian horrors and going out of my way to make them loveable. My work is fuelled by a steady diet of comic books, classic American illustration and etching and old punk art and flyers. Anything involving traditional ink drawing with clean lines.

I’ve been fascinated by printing ever since my Dad brought home an ancient dot matrix printer when I little and I figured out how to print pictures on it. In more recent years I’ve turned to print making as a way of bringing life to my digital illustrations and breathing new life into my hand drawn ones.

The zen process of screen printing and the satisfaction at the end of a good print run has come to mean a lot to me over the past few years. Recently I’ve been experimenting with lino printing too, an equally zen pursuit that pulls me out of my comfort zones and might be the start of another artistic fixation…”

Find out more about Matthew’s work on his blog: mattwalkden.blogspot.com

 

 

A Tuesday Treat – Sarah Harris Prints

This evening we can announce that the talented Sarah Harris will be exhibiting with us in November:

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Sarah Harris Prints - Hebden Bridge 1mbSarah Harris Prints - Saltaire Beyond the Rose Bay Willow Herb

Sarah is a screen printer and says: “My work consists of limited edition silk screen prints taken from my original drawings, depicting

local scenes. I have combined my work with my own curiosity for my surroundings with an aim to inspire exploration and evoke memories, whilst viewing the subjects as if they have just been rediscovered.

There is a considered use of colour in my work and screen printing allows me to create the juxtaposition of the flat colour with the detail from my drawings, bringing another dimension and depth to the original image as well as a feeling of nostalgia.”

For more of her work go to: http://www.sarahharrisprints.co.uk

A lazy Sunday with Lisa Stubbs

To round off the weekend we have screen-printer Lisa Stubbs:

Lisa Stubbs, Dream BIG, Screen print soul mate Lisa Stubbs Lisa Stubbs, My Sweet Angel 2 screen print

“The inspiration for my screen prints comes from family life with my children Lil, Sonny and Sky. I love spending quality time with them and freeze those moments in my work. I’m also inspired by children’s picture books old and new and narrative illustration.

I like the physical aspect of screen printing, putting my pinny on, getting my hands dirty and the satisfaction of seeing my by colour, it’s wonderful.”

You can find more of Lisa’s lovely work here: http://www.lilsonnysky.blogspot.co.uk  We at Leeds Fair are getting a bit giddy now with all the talent that will be on show!

 

Saturday artist – Emma Hirst

To start the weekend, we have Emma Hirst:  Gof of NatureNirvana

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Emma uses monoprint, etching, drypoint, stencil and experimental printmaking techniques in her work.

Emma says ” In these images I have tried to express the wonder of mother nature. For years I have struggled with the question of how to produce an image which can vaguely compete with the beauty, the simplicity and the complexity of nature.  In these prints I am using nature as the mark, nature is paint, paint brush and the canvas. Through various techniques I have used nature as a direct print. A photograph would not be direct enough, a drawing would be too far removed.  Like a fossil I want my images to come entirely from the contact with nature.”

See more of her work here: http://emmahirstartist.weebly.com

Artist of the day: Stuart Brocklehurst

Friday’s artist of the day is Stuart Brocklehurst, a reduction linocut printmaker:

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06 Sprotborough Flash 240mm x 360mm Reduction Linocut

 

Stuart is influenced by Japanese woodblock artists and the simplicity of 20th century travel posters. He produces intricate prints using the risky reduction linocut method, also know as the ‘suicide’ method.

Stuart says, “Printmaking forms the mainstay of my work, its’ appeal being like a puzzle. For all the planning and working out that is done beforehand there is no certainty about the outcome of the finished image. Until with the strange alchemy of art it gradually appears through the mists of the previous colours.

 Whilst landscape and wildlife are recurring themes in my work I don’t consider myself to be either a landscape or wildlife artist. Being happy to tackle any subject I feel will make an interesting or challenging print.”

You can find more of his work at: www.StuartBrocklehurstPrintmaker.folksy.com

 

Artist of the day: Anna Tosney

Next up is Anna Tosney:

curious cows first signs of spring hello

Anna is a local printmaker from Skipton who works in drypoint and monoprint.

About her work, Anna says: “In my artwork I aim to distill the essence of a subject into a bold, simple form that still retains the atmosphere and essential detail of the scene I’m portraying.

 My inspiration comes from the world around me – I love absorbing my surroundings, paying particular attention to colour and shape. I’m inspired by beautiful (Usually rainy) skies, trees, sheep, fields and (Often slightly humorous) scenes I come across in day-to-day life.

Born and bred in Skipton, the Yorkshire Dales has always been very influential.  I love to watch the sheep, farmers, dry-stone-wallers etc. in their natural environment, so spend many hours out in the countryside. There is also something special about the local landscape and weather, which plays a great role in my work.

I have experimented a lot in the field of printmaking, and developed a method, which is a mixture of two printmaking techniques  – drypoint and monotype printing, making each piece of work unique.

I start with many hours of observation, backed up with sketches and photographs. These ideas are later adapted and developed into images to be scratched using a sharp steel point onto my printmaking plate. The plate is inked up with black ink and put through an etching press to create the bold outlines. It is then inked up again, possibly two or three times, with transparent coloured ink, which is worked into with various wiping techniques to create texture and depth and carefully lined up over the original image before going through the press again. – it’s a magic process, and you never quite know what you will find when lifting the plate off to reveal the finished print!”

To see more of Anna’s work go to her website at: www.annatosney.co.uk