Thursday, 28 May 2015

The Printmaker's Cat - published in June 2015

The Printmaker's Cat - published by Mascot Media in June.  I have 6 of my prints in this new edition.  This is a sample of the text and a lino print of 'Cat licking its paw'.

Linda Nevill has loved printmaking since
she created her first etching 30 years
ago. “I’d admired a wide range of
printmakers since I studied History of Art at
the University of Edinburgh in the 1980s, and
eventually studied Fine Art Printmaking at the
University of Wolverhampton in 2004.”
Working from her Wolverhampton studio, she
enjoys the “physicality of the mark-making and
the excitement of the ‘reveal’ of printmaking”.
Linda employs a range of printmaking methods,
including etching, lino, collagraph and
monotype, and she has used most of these
when creating her cat prints.

Open Studio event - Saturday 27 June

Open Studio - Bradmore, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

You are welcome to my Open Studio event on Saturday 27 June, 10.30-4pm.   I will have a range of original prints (etchings, lino prints, collagraphs, monotypes), paintings and greetings cards for sale.

I am happy to tell you what inspired my work and explain how I made it.   If the weather is fine you may also wish to step out of the studio into the garden to admire some of the plants and flowers that feature in some of my work.

Coffee, juice and homemade cakes will be awaiting you!
Let me know if you plan to come and I will send you directions and make another cake!

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Looking up at the sky into the darkness

 Are you in central London in June?

I am very pleased to find that 2 of my etchings have been selected for the 154th Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London.

The exhibition runs from 5-13 June,
10am - 5pm daily (closes 3pm on 13th June). If you haven't been to the Mall Galleries before, they are just by Admiralty Arch, close to Trafalgar Square.

If you can't make it to the exhibition, my etchings will be on show in the Society's on-line Galleries in June.

'Into the darkness... '   Etching with hand colouring

My wheelbarrow series is linked to an idea of gazing up at the night sky in a summer garden, sipping maybe a long cool lemonade or Pimms, contemplating life, the universe...

A friend of mine told me that it was his favourite way of looking up at the sky - he had difficulties bending his neck so much preferred the wheelbarrow to a chair.

Book Arts exhibition celebrating the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta

War and Emergency - Volume 50

In my volume of Halsbury Statutes, I have scarred and bloodied the surface of the pages to symbolise the effects of war.  The shredded statutes represent the suspension, or tearing up, of laws.

Changing the Laws of England - an exhibition of altered book art at the Sidney Nolan Trust, Presteigne - opening 15 June

Halsbury Statutes – ‘War and Emergency’, Volume 500

In the case of a declaration of war or a national emergency, laws and ‘due process’ can be suspended in the interests of maintaining the safety of the realm. This could involve what would otherwise be considered infringements of personal liberty, such as imprisonment without charge.

The Magna Carta has become a great symbol of personal liberty and an important landmark for the idea of protecting people from illegal imprisonment and providing access to justice.  However, the proposed transfer of power away from the monarch to the barons in 1215 was to apply only to nobles not to ordinary people! 

In my volume, I have scarred and bloodied the surface of the pages to symbolise the effects of war.  The shredded statutes represent the suspension, or tearing up, of laws.

The exhibition opens on 15th June 2015 at the Rodd, Sidney Nolan Trust, Presteigne.