All works in progress:
Screenprint and freehand acrylic on canvas All A1 size
The image derives from self-portraits drawn from a mirror, and then reworked paintings onto acetate sheets. The acetates were transferred directly onto the silkscreen using a photo-sensitive emulsion. The acrylic colour backgrounds were applied through a worn, partially blocked screen producing a range of diagnostic marks and reflecting the weave of the cotton duck canvas. Details are picked out freehand with brushwork.
By using the familiarity of self-portraiture, I am free to concentrate here on a proliferation of surface mark-making achievable only with the medium of serigraphy.
Screenprints in production for Printfest 2017
Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7LZ
Private view by invitation:
Friday 28th April, 7-9pm
Open to the public:
Saturday 29th April, 10am-5pm
Sunday 30th April, 10am-4pm
Look out for the AA signs on the A590 for Printfest 2017