Exhibition April - Aug 2013. Private View Sunday 12 May 6pm - 8pm - Free Entry - All Welcome

Bristol in Bloom

All my pictures are of trees, or branches, so I think I must have been a tree spirit in a past life. While the work I make is rooted within the Landscape tradition, the fabric textures in my prints are an echo of my Scandinavian Arts and Crafts background and nomadic childhood. I now live with my family at the foothills of the Mendips, just South of Bristol and divide my time between my studio at home and Spike Print Studio in Bristol.

I use a combination of drawing, digital photography and objects directly exposed on the screen, to create the individual print layers and enjoy the tension this creates in my finished work. When making a new print, I try to stay open minded about how the finished work will look, to allow the print to make itself – print is an extremely process led way of making art and allowing the unexpected to happen and taking advantage of these happy accidents allows the work to stay fresh and exciting. I love the drama of proofing a print; when suddenly everything comes together with the final layer of ink – and the print starts to sing.

Following several years of studying fine art at selected Bristol institutions, I completed a Masters Degree in Printmaking at UWE about five years ago and have been building up a body of work since then. I sell my work through galleries in London, Cardiff and Bristol and also have also exhibited at the RWA, and Spike Island in Bristol and The Mall Galleries and Battersea Affordable Arts Fair in London. You can see more of my work at; www.annaharley.com