4 PRINTmakers

4 PRINTmakers

4 PRINTmakers are a group of women artists who have come together to share their work and practice with our visitors at Flatford to the Boat House Gallery (just off the National trust tea rooms)

The four printmakers met at Gainsborough House Print Workshop in Sudbury and use a range of techniques including etching, linocut, wood engraving, screen printing, mono print and collage. 

Each work is in a different style and it was the recognition of this diversity that inspired them to join forces and begin exhibiting together for, although contrasting, their prints complement one another and are in no way conflicting.

Julie Orpen studied at Norwich school of art and is inspired by East Anglia’s rich history of lino printing and engraving, including artists such as Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden. Her finely carved lino prints are created using the reduction method which requires meticulous planning and execution.

Georgie Finn is currently studying for an MA in illustration at Cambridge School of Art.  Mostly screen printed, her prints are often colourful and with a strong narrative quality.

Anne Townshend draws her inspiration from the beautiful Suffolk countryside, always carrying a small sketchbook to record what she sees and feels. Back in the studio marks are summarised, refined and carved into several lino blocks from which she then prints the completed image.

Miranda Chapman finds fascination in the processes and craft involved in printmaking, especially etching. Her work is inspired by wilder landscapes, particularly the East coast marshes and mudflats, and the Western Isles of Scotland. Using aquatint to produce the gradations of tone, her aim is to achieve a free and painterly effect to the finished print.

Additional information can be found at https://4printmakers.weebly.com/

Their prints are available for sale. Any enquiries please to sarah.milne@nationaltrust.org.uk