I am inspired by the rhythm of repetition and how the physical act of creating geometric patterns using hand cut straight lines on a variety of planes can be both meditative and calming.
Surprising optical illusions of movement and depth have arisen within my prints when two different blocks are overprinted using colours such as Venetian red and gold. These colours are found traditionally in buildings, manuscripts and on textiles of spiritual significance and readily lend themselves to my subject matter.
I have developed an acceptance of perceived imperfections in my cut lines, in the belief that all is perfect, just as it is meant to be. This belief continually proves itself, as what I initially perceive as an imperfection in the cut block, when printed it turns out to be a subtle feature of beauty and interest within the final print.
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Eileen studied Fine Art at UCS in Ipswich and at Colchester School of Art. Following further study at Cambridge School of Art – ARU, Eileen was awarded an MA in Printmaking in 2012. Eileen is also a member of Sudbourne Park Printmakers.
Artspace Gallery Woodbridge July 2019 and May 2020
12+ Arts at Grundisburgh House Gallery August and December 2019
Artworks at Blackthorpe Barns, Rougham, Nr. Bury St. Edmunds
The Guildhall, Bury St. Edmunds
Peter Pears Gallery Aldeburgh Easter 2020
Sudbourne Park Print Studio, Sudbourne, Nr. Orford December 2019
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