Neo:artprize shortlisting

Announced by neo:art gallery last week, ‘The Carpet Factory’ conglomerate drawing has been shortlisted by the panel and will appear in the final show. The Exhibition opens on 27th August at Neo:art gallery, Bolton.  For more information see http://www.neoartists.co.uk/competitions.asp

Photopolymer intaglio plate making!

Thanks to the lovely people at East London Printmakers, I’ve finally got my head around photopolymer etching. This has totally opened up a new method of allowing me to transfer from drawing to print getting a little more contrast into my work (which I battled with in the Cebeci Hani illustrations) while keeping hold of some of the gestural mark making of pencil line that I have always loved.

As part of the test printing process I found that applying a preset curve in photoshop was hugely effective in producing a good range of tone in the final print (though I’m still not sure I understand how Helen came to actually creating the curve- that will remain the ‘magic’ bit for now!).

Here are a few photos from the studio…