Lino cuts...big ones! God my hand aches now!
The finished article will be revealed soon, one more of these bad boys to cut first! Thank god our AAC exhibition isn't until October!
I have decided that I'm going to try to post at least one photo every friday of whats on my drawing board right now. I get a bit lax with the blog some times so this is my attempt to get a bit more organised! Heres what I'm tinkering with right now...
If you are in Bath this weekend take a little toddle along to the Rostra Gallery on George Street, at the moment they have a wonderful exhibition on by Illustrator and Artist Graham Carter. I popped into day and am now totally in love with his print making work!
This is a super cool selection of work and well worth checking out if your in the area and if you feel like taking a little of Mr Carters imagination home with you all the works are for sale and they also have a fab collection of unframed prints for very reasonable prices. Hurry though its only on till the 17th!
All images copyright Graham Carter.
I think I mentioned on here that I belong to a newly formed artist collective, so here we are, me and my friends Nina, Lucy and Bonnie!
Heres a little about us (this is well written and even spell check so you can tell I didn't write it!)...
The Avon Artists Collective are Nina Davis, Lucy Bell, Kat Whelan and Bonnie Phillips.
We are all working towards our first exhibition in October (sooo excitied) called Gather Round...
Gather Round is a collection of varied and dreamlike narratives that explore yarn-like themes, drawn from Alan Garner’s Book of British Fairy Tales. These folk stories are raw tales of the hardships of life and the strength of our morality, from the beautifully innocent to the bizarrely grotesque. The Avon Artists Collective, working in different mediums and styles, bring new perspectives to these inspiring tales, creating a thought-provoking and emotive exhibition.
I am desperately trying to fit in some time to work on my contribution to this exhibition, I really wanted to produce some 3d work as its something I rarely get to do on any kind of large complicated scale. For the last week I've been tinkering with the idea of doing a huge scale version of one of my Circuses but it will be done as a 3d lino print. Heres the rough in pencil...
...ok the finished thing will look way better but I need a rough to work out the size before I cut the lino. I'll keep you posted on developments, for updates on what we're all up to please like us on Facebook!
P.S you may have noticed a few changed to my website, I'm having a little revamp so bare with me while I tweak things, it may look a little weird until I'm happy!
I took part in the Shropshire Vintage and Craft Fair again on Saturday, the weather was good and they had a pretty good turn out. I sold my lino prints for the first time which got good feedback and even made me some money!
I have my set up time to to a maximum of 15 mins now, allowing me to swan in just before the doors open! I will be putting the lino prints up in my shop hopefully some time this week (if the lights good enough to photograph them!).
I'm Kat and I'm an illustrator living and working in Bath in the UK. This blog is a record of my artwork, projects and anything I think is interesting, I hope you'll read a little of my ramblings!
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