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Inspiration has come from a range of subject areas during my time as a student.  In some cases I have allowed the technical aspects of the print processes to give way to new ideas in the development of work.   I have pushed my own boundaries within printmaking, especially with screen print and various methods of 3-dimensional print.  This has broadened my knowledge of contemporary print methods as well as having an understanding of the traditional print practices.  The processes I use to create work are wide—ranging. Furthermore, I have a very methodical approach in the development of ideas, which has allowed me to maintain the systematic approach to my life and work as a whole.  Finished pieces are derived from a combination of mixed media and digital print processes.  The end results become multi-layered graphic images made into a selection of print-collage, paintings, prints and sculptures. 

 

BA(Hons) Fine Art - Printmaking

(June 2013)

Grays School of Art Degree Show

(June 2013)

Aberdeen Artists Annual Exhibition

(May 2013)

'Hard Ground' Group Exhibition at Peacock Visual Arts

(March 2013)

Workshop Internship at Edinburgh Printmakers

(Summer 2012)

'Grampian Hospitals Trust' Award via Aberdeen Artists

(May 2012)

Aberdeen Artists Annual Exhibition

(May 2012)

'Best Graphic Art & Painting' Award at Garioch Forum for the Arts

(March 2012)

Painting & Printmaking Exhibition at Grays School of Art

(February 2012)

'Winter Exhibition' at Peacock Visual Arts

(December 2011)

'Most Promising Young Artist' Award at Garioch Forum for the Arts

(March 2005 & 2008)

Screen Printing Process

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Stencil Preparation

The printmaking process usually starts with hand-made or digital stencils.  Artwork is drawn or printed onto transparent film and transferred to screens for separate colour layers.

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Exposure

Depending on the type of equipment, the black and white stencil is exposed under UV light for a set period of time and the image washed out. 

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Print Prep

Screens are taped around the outer edges and transferred to the print press bed where the image is registered to the paper. Inks can be mixed in any colour. Transparent ink can be printed as overlays.

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Printing

Oil-based inks are passed through the mesh using a squeegee and the area with open mesh will print the chosen colour. This can be repeated as many times as is necessary.

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Editioning

Layers of colour can be built up to produce an entire image in this way with careful registration.  In the photo, screen print has been applied to a digital print.