Wednesday, 14 May 2014

See Laura Weston's fabulous work at Southbank Printmakers from Sunday 18th May

We are delighted to be hosting an exciting selection of work by Laura Weston.

From this Sunday you can see her relief and intaglio prints at our gallery until 1st June.

Laura's work provides a vibrant escapism into an imaginary world populated by trees, foxes, birds, domestic pets - the flora & fauna of a 1920’s garden suburb.  It features sequence and pattern and refers back to years working in animation as a producer and now University Lecturer in Animation.   Repeating themes and motifs echo the influence of cherished childhood toys and the block printed wallpaper's ample books, which she admired in the late 1960’s as a small child in her father’s painting & decorating shop.


"Festival Bunting"


 In 2012 she was awarded the Artichoke Studio Prize - 8th British International Mini Print for “Seven Birds”
Laura was first inspired to try printmaking by Don Bessant & Jim Chappin during a Fine Art Degree at Wolverhampton Polytechnic in 1984-1987.  Days spent in their buzzing print room proved the perfect contrast  to the solitude of animation, her first subject.  After a career in animation she began printmaking again in 2009 on her kitchen table using water based inks. She now prints at home, and at the Bluecoat Print Studio & Artichoke, Brixton. 
"Sitting Fox"
Laura regularly exhibits her work in Cornwall, Wirral and Shrewsbury. You can follow her printmaking antics on Twitter @laurawestonart or web:
You will like what you see!  We are open from Mon to Fri and Sunday: 11.30 – 6.30pm
Saturdays 10.00 – 8.00pm.

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