Kate-Mia White – Tuesday’s artist

Tuesday’s artist is Kate-Mia White

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Kate-Mia says “After graduating in Fine Art Painting I decided to move away from fine art and move towards story telling, illustration and print. I have always been interested in comic books, illustration, animated films and video games. This is where my real inspiration comes from. I think with a fine art background and my interest in illustration and concept art, they have morphed together to created these intricate complicated images I produce today. I started working on rolls of parcel paper because of the colour of it and also you could control the size of the piece. I use pencil first then build it up in pen. A piece pf work can take any anything up to a day to a week. I mainly work in A1 but recently I have been working in A3. I first started selling digital prints at art and comic fairs but recently moved into screen printing. I really like screen printing especially when working in different colours I feel like I’m making an original piece of work all over again. That’s really exciting.”


Find out more here: www.kate-miawhite.weebly.com

Ali Appleby from The Art House

Only 1 week to go now until the fair, I’m soo excited! Just enough time to tell you about the final remaining artists exhibiting. The last of our artists on the Art House stall will be Ali Appleby:

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Ali says “Prints, Illustration and drawing are my thing. I enjoy playing with colour, lines and shapes – taking inspiration from a range of subjects such as people, fashion, patterns, interior design and everyday objects. From taking photographs, creating scrap books and producing drawings – I take these ideas and create my prints.”

Mary Duggan, The Art House – Friday’s artist

Today we have our third artist from The Art House, Mary Duggan:

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Mary Duggan initially worked digitally, exploring the potential of computer-generated fractal flames which are a pure abstract form based on the mathematics of complexity.  In this, she was fascinated by the sense of potential; of what could be and of the possibility of change.  With fractals, the smallest alteration to the mathematical parameters can completely change the image.


Prompted by a desire to create images that were less precise and had a more human dimension, Mary began to experiment with moving from the light of the computer screen to the ink of the traditional print, transferring the digital fractal images to copper plates or solar plates and using these to create intaglio prints. 

 From this she has progressed to extending her printmaking practice, including drypoint, experimental etching techniques and aquatint.

Carrie Scott-Huby from The ArtHouse

Our second artist from the ArtHouse is Carrie Scott-Huby:

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Carrie says “ My practice weaves together visual impression of nature with philosophical and science theory.  I allow to time to digest the multi-layered inspirations allowing work to emerge intuitively by way of experimental techniques and processes whilst holding a specific intent of outcome resulting a unique visual narrative.
The selection of prints represent my attention to nature and the ebb and flow of life with all its potential. Liner representation has seemingly simple aesthetic coupled with the experimentation of surface and material quality.”

See more at: www.carriescott-hubyartist.blogspot.com

Wednesday’s artist: Chloe Smith from The ArtHouse

The ArtHouse will be showcasing a selection of their members with us, the first one to introduce to you is Chloe Smith

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Chloe is a printmaker working with a variety of processes including etching, collograph and lino cut. Her current work is mainly multi-layer lino cuts inspired by life as a mother and the natural environment.
Chloe is a member of The Art House and Roundhay Artists’ Network. With this network Chloe participated in the inaugural Roundhay Arts Trail Open Studio event earlier this year and is currently exhibiting in their Group Show at Oakwood Festival.
See more of her work here: http://chloesmithprints.tumblr.com

Tuesday’s artist: Laura Long

I hope no-one has blown away in these bold and blustery winds today! Here’s some  work by Laura Long to go with this windy day:

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Laura is a printmaker  specialising in linocuts and etchings. Laura says “I originally trained as an architect, then strayed from the creative path until I discovered a love of printmaking introduced to me by the wonderful folk at Leeds College of Art. I was drawn to the slow but satisfying process of preparing a plate, inking it up and the magical moment when you lift the paper off the press.  I create delicate, calming, natural prints inspired by folk art, forests and my surroundings. All my prints are printed with oil based inks that give a fantastic slight shine to the surface and are made to last.  

I enjoy storytelling, and have recently started combining my interest in bookbinding and linocut to make the occasional  posh comic.” 

See more of her work at: www.laura-long.co.uk

Saturday’s artist: Talia Dolman

Today we have Talia Dolman:

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Combining influences from her Design background and her interest in pattern and travel, Talia’s work in print merges her love of colour, texture and pattern into desirable and colourful prints.  Print works are predominately silk screen, with themes such as birds in lace, 50’s fabric, landscape and personalised stamps.

Talia says “Inspired by travel posters from the 20’s and 30’s, I try to re-create that feel and look with my newer work, experimenting with colour combinations in order to achieve the desired effect.   I challenge myself by using alot of colours and its always nerve wracking to put the final colour on and hope that they have all lined up!”

Currently the Screenprint Artist in Residence at Inc Workshop, Talia plans to continue to work in large format and is currently concentrating on landscape work.

Scarlette Holmeshaw – artist of the day

Today we have Scarlette Holmeshaw

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Mirfield- S.Homeshawbyland 2Scarlette is a printmaker specialising in reduction linocut. She says “Every central experience in my life I associate with a particular place-space-building-room, and it is this growing collection of places that my practice surrounds. The development of my work is perpetually entwined with the life choices that I make: ultimately the places that they take me to very much inform my geographic subject. Current works explore habited and uninhabited spaces across West Yorkshire and are beginning to branch into North Yorkshire also. Much of my works are studies of people through their environments. I rarely plant figures in my prints, but prefer to describe them through exploration of environments. I like to look at areas of significance to other people, local people. Then decide whether to represent a small section or the place in its entirety, depending on its meaning or function. My personal impression/experience of the place tends to become apparent through the colour palette used, and often how much license I choose to take with representing reality.

I work primarily in Reduction Lino Cut, cutting sections away from the lino until there is very little left. I like the limitations of this process, it’s very single-minded, every cut you make you have to be sure about – because there is no going back from it – no way to erase or reverse.”

Find out more on her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Scarlette-Homeshaw-Printmaker