I’ll be giving a 20 minute talk after lunch on the Saturday in Credenhill Church
The imagination is a kind of route of thought that finds a way towards perception. It can take more energy than pushing through dense bracken. The imagination needs to create its own path.
In 2006, I began a series of new mono prints. The two pictured here were part of a group exhibited at The Royal Academy of Arts exhibition ‘The Edge of Printing’ curated by Tess Jaray RA. The mono prints I made were worked on and into with watercolour and tempera colours. Ii was exiting to see how the materials worked together. I felt an imaginary landscape could be created – almost an environment on the page. The final monoprint in this series was called. ‘Gemstone Orchard’ (yet to be photographed) . I felt the picture making connected me back to the landscape. Woodland and orchards surround Ledbury where I live and work. The nearby Malverns give high views of these. The landscape has become part of my imagination.