Posted 4th August 2019
Meet... the Greenwich Printmakers
Greenwich Printmakers at 40
Silke Heuer became interested in printmaking while studying for her degree in jewellery and silversmithing at the Sir John Cass Schools of Art in London, and she now works in both disciplines. Silke develops her prints combining different etching techniques and often uses multiple plates. 'Sometimes I use two plates mainly to introduce colour', she says.
Modernism is a continuous inspiration and influence in Silke's work and her chosen subject matter is typically abstraction, interior spaces and still life. Silke is a member of the Edinburgh Printmakers.
Jennie Ing studied printmaking at Croydon College and Wimbledon School of Art. She is interested in architecture and the way space is taken up in towns and cities, and is drawn to the shapes and patterns found there. 'My prints are created using the reduction linocut method which involves the successive cutting away of the block until the finished print is achieved. All done by hand and printed on my beloved Victorian Albion press. With the reduction block there is no going back and the whole edition must be completed at the same time'.
Jennie exhibits regularly and her work is held in the V&A and the Scarborough Art Gallery and Museum archive. She is a member of Southbank Printmakers, the Printmakers Council and the Fountain Gallery at Hampton Court.
10:40 from Waterloo by Jennie Ing is also available to purchase online on the Watts Shop. Click here to browse.
Jennifer Jokhoo originates from New Zealand and now lives and works in the Surrey Hills. Jennifer works in relief and intaglio methods but her preferred printmaking technique is reduction lino printing. Her interest in architectural landscapes has shifted to areas closer to home. 'I am an outdoor person by nature and I enjoy capturing the effects of light, colour and mark-making in the landscape. Hillside views, fields, wide skies and horizontal bands are elements I have become drawn to... The landscapes reveal themselves slowly and require an element of patience'.
Jennifer studied fine art and majored in painting and printmaking at Canterbury University School of Fine Arts in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since qualifying she has followed a career in art education and has taught in New Zealand, Spain and the UK. Her work is exhibited widely and is held in private collections in the UK, New Zealand, Mauritius, Australia, USA and Canada.
Beneath the Woods by Jennifer Jokhoo is also available to purchase online on the Watts Shop. Click here to browse.
Olivia Krimpas trained at Chelsea School of Art, where she won the Queen's Award for Art Students, then was awarded a postgraduate scholarship to the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In the mid-1970s Olivia moved to Greece, where she worked as freelance painter and director of a modern dance studio. Olivia develops her prints by combining painting, drawing and etching, using multiple plates to create layers of colour. Inspired by her history in dance, these processes enable her to find the fluid, rhythmic quality of people and objects in action.
Olivia has exhibited widely, including in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Barbican, and the Affordable Art Fair.
Summer Colours by Olivia Krimpas is also available to purchase online on the Watts Shop. Click here to browse.
Image: Olivia Krimpas, Summer Colours
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