Medicinal Nature – Solo Exhibition
My new series of prints are based on everyday wild flowers and shrubs that have medicinal qualities. This work was exhibited in a solo exhibition at House for an Art Lover in Glasgow in the Autumn of 2019. This was an exhibition prize awarded at the Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy in 2018. The exhibition also includes a series of Edible Nature prints of food grown in the garden or allotment, rather than purchased over packaged from the supermarket.
Inspired by traditional botanical drawing, these limited edition prints have a victorian sepia feel to them, yet are created using the contemporary technology of laser engraving. This is my latest investigation into the relationship between tradition methodologies and new technology. Each print is laser engraved onto off-white Somerset paper. All prints have torn edges with the image carefully placed on empty white paper. The first Ragwort photograph, shows the full image, that all the prints have. Subsequent images are focusing in on the engrave.Outside size of paper is 75 x 56 cm. Limited Edition of 25.
Photo credit Shannon Tofts. Thanks to Nicky Brownrigg for help identifying plants and their healing qualities.
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Laser engraved screen print
Paper size 38 x 48 cm (Image size 21 x 29 cm). Limited edition of 40
50 artists were selected to create a fundraising portfolio to commemorate 50 years of EP considering the theme of alchemy.
Yellow Roses symbolise 50th anniversary’s. The link to my very early paintings will not be lost on those who have followed my work over the years.
I originally paint in water colour and then translate this in screen printing, giving it the delicacy of a very subtle water colour painting. . Because there is a border of empty white paper, this print works well framed to the edge of the paper, without a mount.
This is the first of a series of new botanical inspired images I will be working on throughout 2019