Me and my work

I work in the media of etching, drypoint, lithography, direct gravure and photogravure. The work begins with drawn studies or photographs. I choose the subsequent print medium - the crisp etching line, the soft lithograph line, the rich drypoint line, or the gravure method – to reinforce the meaning intended within the image.

My subject matter is the natural form - the overlooked, or less remarked. There is always an initial ‘wow’ factor which draws me in. This can be purely visual - a perfection of form perhaps, or the subject’s resonance with those historical, ethical or environmental matters which interest me - or both. I aim to give these small remnants of nature an iconographic stature, to enable them to stand as a reminder that, despite their vulnerability, they generate and nurture life, and that there is an importance to their placement in the natural world. I often use these natural forms in conjunction with architectural form to reinforce the connection between the human endeavour and the natural world.

ON PRINTMAKING

I have always enjoyed drawing, and the graphic possibilities of printmaking offer me many more ways of making the drawn line and many new means of creating subtle tonalities.

I studied at Humberside University in England, and spent four years in the printmaking studio there. I had an excellent grounding in printmaking, and etching and dry point became my media of choice. I enjoy all aspects of the process: alchemy of the metal in acid; facility of the etching needle on the plate surface; certainty of the dry point tool driving into the metal.

After moving to the United States in 1996, I studied stone lithography at the Corcoran School of Art + Design in Washington DC. Another medium perfect for me - the seductive mark of the crayon on the smooth stone surface and the ability to incorporate marks similar to watercolor in my imagery. In 2004 I studied photogravure at Pyramid Atlantic Art Centre in Silver Spring, Maryland. This complex process, which converts a photographic image into a copper plate etching, has opened up many new possibilities, particularly when combined with other digital imagery. My subsequent experiments with direct gravure, which begins with a drawn image and takes it through the photogravure process, offer many exciting possibilities for the future.

My studio in 2013 comprises: 1890 Fuchs and Lang lithographic press; stone-grinding sink and lithograhic stones; Charles Brand etching press; aquatint box; hotplate; Nuarc exposure unit.

EXHIBITING

I exhibit both nationally within the United States and internationally, with work exhibited in Turkey, Taiwan, Bulgaria, Italy, United Kingdomand New Zealand between 2010 and 2012.

COLLECTIONS

I have work in both public and private collections. Public collections include (in Washington DC), The Library of Congress, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Georgetown University, The World Bank.

My Resume

My Resume

Born Birmingham, England. Currently resident in Takoma Park, Maryland, United States
EDUCATION
1990 BA, Fine Art, University of Humberside (major in printmaking); Silicone Intaglio, Scarborough Print Workshop; 1999 Stone Lithography, Corcoran School of Art and Design, DC
2004/6 Photogravure, Pyramid Atlantic, MD
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Washington Printmakers Gallery, MD
2012 Northern Virginia Community College
2011 Arts Club of Washington, DC; Stimson Centre, DC; Washington Printmakers Gallery, MD
2010 Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, MD
2008 Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington DC; Woods Gallery, Antigua, West Indies
2006 Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA2005
2005 The Stimson Center, Washington DC; Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington DC
2002 Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington DC; Arts Club of Washington, DC: DFI International, Washington DC
1999 Washington Printmakers Gallery; DFI International, Washington DC
1994 William Wilberforce Museum, Hull, UK
1991 Hull Truck Theatre Company, Hull, UK
1990 Humberside University, Hull, UK
1987 Coates Cottage, Antigua, WI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2013
Americas 2013: Paperworks, Minot State University, North Dakota
Ink, Press, Repeat 2012: Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, NJ
17th International Print Biennial - Varna 2012, Bulgaria
Noesis, Cosmos Club, Washington DC
Society of American Graphic Artists 80th Members Exhibition, Delind Gallery of the Arts, WI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2012
International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2012 ROC, National Taiwan Museum of Arts, Taiwan
“The 2012 Harnett Biennial of American Prints, University of Richmond Museums, VA
Courage Unmasked 2, Katzen Centre, American University Museum, Washington DC
(e)merge art fair, 2012, Washington DC
Will’s Creek Survey 2012, Alleghany Arts Council Saville Gallery, MD
Society of American Graphic Artists 79th Member Exhibition, Old Print Shop, NY, Purchase Award
International Juried Exhibition, Works on Paper 2012. 1212 Gallery, Richmond, VA.
Paperworks 2012, b. j. spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY
New York Society of Etchers 2nd National Exhibition of Intaglio Prints, NY
American Impressions: Contemporary Printmaking, Shanghai, China
International Juried Printmaking Exhibition, Artspace, Richmond, VA
Shy Rabbit Print International 3 (online)
Courage Unmasked II, Katzen Art Center, American University, DC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2011
New York Society of Etchers, National Arts Club, NY
International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria (by invitation)
Fass Gallery, Istanbul (in conjunction with Istanbul Biennale)
Washington Print Club, Drawn to Washington 2011
A4 Printmakers, England
Split Graphic International Graphic Art Biennial 2011, Istanbul
Wills Creek Survey 2011, Cumberland, MD. Printmaking Award
Smith Center for the Healing Arts, DC
American Impressions 2011 (juried), NJ. Purchase Award
American 2011 Paperworks (juried) ND
Art and the Printing Press (Le Arte e il Torchio, Cremona, Italy (by invitation)
SAGA Annual Members Exhibition, NY
Lessedra 10th Miniprint International, Bulgaria
Miniprint International Cadaques, Spain
LAPS Juried 2011 Membership exhibition, CA
LAPS Stones Throw, Robert Blackburn Printshop, NY
New York Society of Etchers 1st National Intaglio Exhibition, NY
Halpert Biennial, NC
Magnitude 7, Manifest Gallery, OH
Works on Paper International Juried exhibition, 1212 Gallery, VA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2010
2010 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibit, New Zealand
Delta National Small Prints Exhibition
Wills Creek Survey, MD
Old Print Gallery,DC
SAGA 77th Members Exhibition, Australia
31st Annual Paper in Particular, Colombia Coll, MO
8th National Janet Turner Print Competition, California State University
Americas2010: Paperworks, Minot State University
Exploring Contemporary Printmaking, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, CA.
“Thoreau’s Legacy’, Union of Concerned Scientists, DC
Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art. MD
Artspace National Juried Printmaking Exhibition, VA
McNeese Annual National Works on Paper, LA
9th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Bulgaria

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2009
Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial, 2009 JURORS AWARD
Halpert Biennial, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, NC, (PURCHASE AWARD
Americas 2009 Paperworks Exhibition ND, MERIT AND PURCHASE AWARD Lessedra Mini Print International, Sofia, Bulgaria
International Print Triennial, Krakow, Poland
International Graphic Triennial, Bitola, Macedonia
Katzen Gallery, American University, DC
Union of Concerned Scientists, DC
SAGA 76th Annual Exhibition, Susquehanna Uiv, PA
Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD
Manchester National Juried Fine Art, 1212 Gallery, VA
Maryland Federation of Art, 32nd Annual Art on Paper, MD
Parkside National Small Print Exhibition (juried), 2009, WI
Contemporary Printmaking, Manifest Gallery (juried), OH
Delta National Small Prints Exhibition (juried), AR
Pacific Lutheran National Print Exhibition 2009 (juried), WA
30th Annual Paper in Particular, Columbia College, MO

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2008
Sixty Square Inches 16th Annual Print Exhibition, Purdue University Galleries, IN
A Stones Throw, LA (juried)
Earth In the Balance (juried), Union of Concerned Scientists, DC
28th Mini Print International of Cadaques, Spain
Society of American Graphic Artists Members Exhibition, FL
Home Plates, Ann Leob Bronfman Gallery, DC
The Printed Image II, Washburn, Mulvane Art Museum, KS
Works of Art on Paper, Long Beach Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, NJ
Prints From Washington Printmakers Gallery, Salem College Gallery, NC
Lessedra Mini Print International, Sofia, Bulgaria
Print DC, Belfast Print Workshop and Seacourt Print Workshop, Ireland
Harmony Hall Gallery, Antigua, West Indies
Woods Gallery, Antigua, West Indies
Claire Galleries, Birmingham, UK
7th National Print Exhibition, Janet Turner Print Museum, CA
America’s 2008 Paperworks, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, ND (juried) Purchase Award
29th Annual Paper in Particular,Colombia College, MO.
Between Heaven and Earth:Transformations and Sacred Spaces, (juried), College of New Jersey Art Gallery
Delta National Small Works 2008 AR. Juror’s Merit Award.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2007
Small Print, Big Impression (juried) UK. Travelling Exhibition
Mini Print International of Cadaques, Spain (traveling)
Small Impressions, Print Council of New Jersey (juried)
Halpert Biennial Visual Arts Exhibition (juried), NC
Los Angeles Printmaking Society, 19 National Exhibition, CA
National Juried Works of Art of Paper, Long Beach Foundation Of the Arts and Sciences, NJ
Washington International Print Fair, 2007
DC International Art Fair, DC (with Pyramid Atlantic)
Black and White, Claire Galleries, Birmingham, UK
Lessedra Mini Print International, Sofia, Bulgaria. Second Prize winner
20x20x20 National Exhibition (juried) Louisiana State Univ
3 Printmakers, Claire Galleries, Birmingham, UK.
WPA/C 9x10, WPP Gallery, Washington DC
MFA Art on Paper (juried), Annapolis, MD
Society of American Graphic Artists, Member Show, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2006
Harnett Biennial of American Prints, University Of Richmond Museums, VA
Art MD 2006, Juried, MD
Life and Death, (invitational) Arlington, VA
Photogenesis (Juried) McLean Center for the Arts, VA
SAGA Annual Exhibition, FL
25th National Print Exhibition, Silvermine Guild, CT (juried)
Washington Printmakers at Glenview Mansion, MD
National Print Exhibition, Monmouth University, NJ (juried)
Axis Gallery 2006 Works on Paper,CA. First prize
Maryland Federation of Art 2006 Art on Paper (juried), MD
Long Beach Foundation Works of Art on Paper (juried), NJ
Lessedra Mini Print International, Sofia, Bulgaria
American Impressions: Contemporary American Printmaking 2006, Ben Shahn Galleries, NJ
Janet Turner National Print Competition, Janet Turner Print Museum, CA. Dr Lowell Steel Memorial Purchase Prize
Intolerance: Juried Print and Paper Exhibition, Printmaking Council of New Jersey
McNeese National Works on Paper, (juried) McNeese State University, LA
Claire Galleries, Birmingham, UK

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2005
Lessedra Mini Print International, Sofia, Bulgaria
Maryland Federation of Art 28th Annual Art on Paper, MD
Maryland Federation of Art, The Print Show, National exhib
Gallery West 8th Annual Juried Show, VA (juried)
Intolerance: Juried Print and Paper Exhibition, Printmaking Council of New Jersey, travelling exhibition
“Images 2005”, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, PA
Society of American Graphic Artists, 90th Anniv Show, NY
Faces of the Fallen, Arlington National Cemetry, Wash DC
Powerpoint, Drypoint Portfolio, Corcoran Gallery of Art, DC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2004
Washington Area Print Calendar, Strathmore Hall, MD
Ink Shop Printmaking Center, NY
Paper in Particular National Juried Exhibition, MO
Susan Teller Gallery/SAGA, NY
Art MD, 2004, MD (juried)
Gallery Juried International Competition, MD. (Hon Mention)
Artomatic 2004, DC
Quest for Meaning, Washington Theological Union. DC
Origins, with Helga Thomson and Mansoora Hassan,Glenview Mansion. MD
Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, AS (juried)
Expressions, Corcoran Gallery of Art, DC
International Print Biennale, Cairo, Egypt
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2003
Images 2003, Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts (juried)
DFI International, Washington DC
Bradley 29th National Juried Exhibition, IL (juried)
Dega Gallery, ‘Fully Integrated’ juried exhibition, VA (juried)
Fraser Gallery Annual Print Exhibition, MD
Invitational, Ceres Gallery, New York
WPA/C Curator’s Choice, Corcoran Gallery of Art, DC
Library of Congress, ”Witness and Response: 9-11 Acquisitions”
LUC Print Biennial, Loyola Chicago University

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2002
World Bank Annual Exhibition, Washington DC (juror Eric Denker; Second Prize
Images 2002, Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, PA (juror Jack Beal: Hon Mention)
SAGA 69th National Exhibition, New York (juried)
Reston Arts Center, VA (juried)
2002 Works on Paper, Louisiana State University, LA (juried)
Artists Respond: September 11, Rockville Arts Place, MD
Maryland Federation of Art’s 25th Annual Art on Paper, MD
Lemon Street Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
GROUP EXHIBITONS 2001
Works on Paper, Louisiana State University (juried)
Los Angeles Printmaking Society National (juried)
21st National Exhibit, New Orleans.(juried)
River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN (invited)
International Exhibition of Botanical Art, Carnegie Mellon University, PA
Millenium Arts Third Inaugural, Washington DC (juried)
Lemon Street Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
World Bank Annual Exhibition (juried)
Uzbekistan Biennale (invited)
HBO HQ, New York
DFI International, Washington DC
Silvermine Guild, CT, 23rd Print Biennale (Juried, Frasconi)
Strathmore Hall, MD, WAPA Calendar exhibit
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2000
Corcoran Alumni Exhibition, NIH, MD
World Bank Exhibit 2000, Washington DC
Numark Gallery, Prints Washington 2000, DC
Corcoran White Walls Printmaking Exhibition, DC
Artscape Annual, Baltimore, MD (juried)
GROUP EXHIBTIONS 1999
Ceres 4th National Juried Exhibition, New York, NY
Hollywood International Juried Print Exhibition, FL
Annie Adjchavanich/Hickok, Warner, Fox (architects), DC
DFI International, DC, ‘Turning 2000’/ Washington Printmakers Gallery, DC
WPAC/Corcoran Summer Sale

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 1994
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull (Winter Exhibition);National Print Exhibition, London;
Cupola Gallery, Sheffield; Christie’s, London (Fundraising Auction);Maltings Gallery of Contemporary Art, Hull; National Print Exhibition, Mall Galls, London
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 1993
Oxfam ‘Art for a Fairer World’, (international juried) London;‘Cross Section’, Brighton (Printmakers Council);Sothebys, London (Fundraising Auction);Harewood House, Leeds; Haworth Gallery, Manchester (Printmakers Council);Paul Fowler Studios, London (Drawings of Distinction); Scarborough Art Gallery, (Printmakers Council)
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull (Winter Exhibition; Maltings Gallery of Contemporary Art, Hull
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 1992
Humberside University, Hull; London Print Workshop (Impressive Women)

COLLECTIONS
Public Collections:
Library of Congress, Washington DC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Hunt Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; PA. DFI International, DC; Global Fine Art, DC; National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC; Georgetown University, DC; National Museum of American History DC; Smithsonian Institution. DC, Center for Arts and Culture, DC; World Bank, DC ; British American Tobacco, Uzbekistan; Union of Concerned Scientists, DC.

Private Collections
Over 200 private collections in Europe and the United States

WORKSHOPS
2009 Photogravure Workshop, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore;
2008 Workshops: Photogravure, Pyramid Atlantic;
2007 Workshops: Photogravure Workshop, Pyramid Atlantic;
Stone Lithography Workshop, Pyramid Atlantic;

WRITINGS

The Washington Print Club Quarterly, “About the Cover Artist: Kevin MacDonald’ Winter 2012
The Washington Print Club Quarterly, “About the Cover Artist: “Tanja Softic’ Summer 2012
The Washington Print Club Quarterly, “Singapore Tyler Print Institute“, Summer 2011.
The Washington Print Club Quarterly, “About the Cover Artist: Renee Stout” Summer 2011
The Washington Print Club Quarterly, “About the Cover Artist: Margaret Adams Parker’ Winter 2010
Contemporary Impressions; The Journal of the American Print Alliance, ‘Bridge to Uzbekistan’, Spring 2002 (with Helga Thomson)

ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES

Current Membership
Washington Project for the Arts (www.wpadc.org); Boston Printmakers; Maryland Art Place; Print Center; Los Angeles Printmaking Society; Southern Graphics Council; Washington Print Club; Society of American Graphic Artists; Washington Printmakers Gallery (www.washingtonprintmakers.com); Pyramid Atlantic (www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org).

2010/12
Art Editor, Washington Print Club Journal; Board Member, Washington Print Club; Board Member, Pyramid Atlantic
2009
Photogravure Workshop, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore; Contributing writer, Washington Print Club Journal
2008
Board membership: Pyramid Atlantic, Central Asian Cultural Exchange, Washington Printmakers Foundation; Workshops: Photogravure, Pyramid Atlantic; Lectures: Prints and Printmaking, Torpedo Factory, VA
2007
Board Membership: Pyramid Atlantic, MD; Central Asian Cultural Exchange (CACE); Washington Print Foundation (WPF); Workshops: Photogravure Workshop, Pyramid Atlantic; Stone Lithography Workshop, Pyramid Atlantic; Contributing Writer: Washington Print Club Quarterly; Journal of the Print World
2006
Board Member, Central Asian Cultural Exchange; Master Printer, Powerpoint: Drypoint Portfolio; Printmaking Tutor, Union Printmakers Atelier
2005
Program Coordinator, Southern Graphics 2005 International Print Conference. Washington DC; Contributing Writer: Washington Print Club Journal; Journal of The Print World; Plate Lithography Collaboration, Pyramid Atlantic, MD; Board Member, Central Asian Cultural Exchange
2004/02
Adjunct Professor of Printmaking, George Washington University, DC
2002
Artist Mentor, Corcoran School of Art, DC; Contributing writer, Contemporary Impressions; Central Asian Cultural Exchange, Uzbekistan/US
2001
Artist Mentor, Corcoran School of Art, DC; Central Asian Cultural Exchange, US/Uzbekistan
1998/99
President, Washington Printmakers Gallery
1990/96
Founder, Maltings Art Press, (In_Print, Hull 2001);Artist-in-residence, Hull City Education, UK; Lecturer, Professional Updating for Women, Humberside;
Lecturer in Art, Bishop Burton College, UK; Founder ArtPortfolio and Maltings Gallery, UK; Printmakers Council and Women Artist’s Slide Library