Colours of Spring March 14 2018
This Spring's Exhibition at Purple Gallery showcases the work of established printmaker Vicky Oldfield.
Vicky’s strong images are created using Collagraphs – which are created using an experimental form of printmaking. The prints are taken from plates which have been collaged with a variety of materials: card, fabric, paper, string, sand and anything else that Vicky may decide to use. The plates are then sealed, inked up and printed in intaglio or relief on damp paper using an etching press. The embossed textural quality of the print is unique to this method. Thanks to the process itself, Vicky is able to make small editions of the image. The editions are variable due to the process and her desire to experiment, which means each of Vicky's prints are unique.
featured image: On My Windowsill, 40 cm x 50 cm by Vicky Oldfield