Summer Exhibition 2023 Dates: Saturday 15th July - Saturday 23rd September 2023

Vicky Oldfield

Vicky studied for a  BA  Honours  in  Design  at Staffordshire University and then Advanced Printmaking at Richmond School of Art.  She has worked as a freelance designer/illustrator in recent years and clients included  Villeroy and  Boch,  Dorma,  Crown,  Venelia,  Phoenix Trading,   Ling Cards,   The British Museum, Wedgewood, Art Crazy and Papercraft magazines.  Before freelancing she worked as a studio designer for Triodes International in Paris and Crown Wallcoverings in London.  

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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.