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Art Hub Print Open 2015

Two of my large digital prints will be showing at Art Hub Gallery, 5-9 Creekside, Deptford SE8 4SA from 13-29 June 2015.

PV: Friday 12th June 2015 6-9pm at Art Hub Gallery

"See you at the Private View where Winners will be chosen by artists Tricia Gillman and Bob & Roberta Smith! We have some great prizes from our sponsors including Craft Beer from Brockley Brewery, a £100 voucher for John Purcell and a Cash Prize! We'll be having a right old party too with DJs, Print Shop, Live Printing and Bar stocked with delicious Brockley Brewery Beer."

More details here

Photographs as source material for printmaking

For a recent photopolymer etching I used 4 of my digital photos to create a digital collage. A photo of a bunker on a beach, the reflection of some trees in water, a wooden fence and a close-up of the texture of a tree. Layered, rotated, changes to opacity, levels changed, etc, were all done using Photoshop. This was then printed onto acetate and from that exposed onto a photopolymer plate using the UV unit at the London Print Studio.

Original photos used: 

bunker1-web.jpg
bunker5.jpg
bunker3-web.jpg
bunker4-web.jpg

I printed it with a mix of deep green etching ink with a little black added at A5 size. Ultimately I decided that the photopolymer print was too small. It ended up as a black and white giclée print at just under A2 size which I'm happier with.

As an A5 green etching