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. 

Katika

Hungarian born artist Katika is based in Moscow and is self-taught in the art of free form crochet.  In 2014 she combined her true passion for art with her love for crochet. She spent the next five years of painting with hooks and yarn creating an artistic language of her own.  In Textile Curator she describes how she works: “

“Usually, I work at my home studio, but sometimes I take my work with me and crochet everywhere. Firstly, I come up with a visual concept, which is relatively easy when I create commissioned portraits but can be challenging for more personal pieces, like it was with my pieces about mental struggles, e.g. ‘Depression’ and ‘Self-harm’. Secondly I sketch a lot to find the composition I like best and try out colour schemes. Thirdly, I prepare the materials and finally, I start crocheting. How exactly I crochet a piece depends on the composition and the image itself. Sometimes, I have one center and crochet around it but sometimes the whole image looks better when it consists of several individually created parts.”

You can view more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Katika.

Elizabeth Price

British ceramic sculptor Elizabeth Price was trained as an art teacher but it wasn’t until her forties that she finally took formal artistic training.  She attended art school and eventually set up a home studio.  She has exhibited solo and in group shows, undertaken installations and many individual commissions.  In her bio she describes her work as follows: 

“I mainly create figures. I love the shapes that human bodies make and the stories they tell. Using a visual language of gesture and stance – for example, the tilt of a neck or the set of the shoulders – I try to express a state of mind or a moment in a narrative. The results can be serious, light-hearted, ambiguous, enigmatic. Ideas either come in a flash or develop over time, prompted by people-watching, conversations, perhaps a mere phrase.”

The artist can be followed here on her website.

Images:  Courtesy of Elizabeth Price.