Category Archives: Printmaking

Cathy King

Cathy King originally trained as a teacher but has now focused on her earlier interests in painting, drawing and printing. The Devon- based printmaker is inspired by natural environment, in particular the landscape and coastline of Devon. Her chosen print methods are linocuts, collagraphs and monoprints, favoring each of them for their individual qualities. The use of line and form are central to her work and color is used carefully to balance the composition and design of the print. 

More of her work can be viewed on her website and on Facebook.

Images:  Courtesy of Cathy King.

Phil Greenwood

Phil Greenwood was born in North Wales but now lives in Kent, UK.  He was educated at Harrow and Hornsey Colleges of Art and since 1971 has been a professional artist/printmaker. The landscape artist has focused on etching a method of making prints from a metal plate, usually copper, into which the design has been incised by acid. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in both private and public collections.  

You can view more of his work here on his website.

Images:  Courtesy of Phil Greenwood. 

Jane Ormes

Applauding the art and product designs of printmaker Jane Ormes.  The Bristol-based artist studied Surface Pattern Design at Leicester Polytechnic,  has been a freelance designer since then and in 2004 has focused primarily on screen printing.  She has exhibited in many galleries and her clients include Marks and Spencer, John Lewis and Ikea.  On an interview with Love Print Studio she says this about her creative process:

“I work primarily in collage. I make marks, textures and patterns and then cut and arrange them until I am happy with a composition. Quite often I’m inspired first by a phrase or sentence and the image comes second. Once I’m happy with my image I then create stencils for the screen printing stage. Each colour must be separated out. It’s sometimes the most laborious element of the process. Those stencils are then exposed onto a screen and the printing begins!”  

The artist can be followed on Facebook and on Instagram.  Some of her products can be purchased here in her Etsy shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Jane Ormes.