Bonnard has a fantastic sense of colour and pattern and have taken a lot of inspiration from his work when tackling any print I make. Because a lino print is just a series of lines, if you want to create a varied and interesting image you must really learn how involve pattern and texture. There is so … More Pierre Bonnard
I love the way Matisse tackles figure, they can be seemingly so flat and outrageous colours yet the lines he used are exactly where they need to be to describe the figure. I admire Matisse for his compositions and the way he has various bodies leading your eye throughout the painting. I also appreciate the … More Matisse
Paul Binnie is a Scottish contemporary artist I have been interested in for a few years, I enjoy the way he has merged the Western and Eastern flavours to create his own style of art. There is something really enticing about the traditional Japanese subjects juxtaposed with vibrant, garish colours. The lines are made bolder … More Paul Binnie
I have been inspired how Yoshida builds up perspective by the use of various printing blocks. Working from the background to the foreground, you get a greater sense of depth and atmosphere. I like the muted tonal colours used, whereas I chose to use acrylics demanding more vibrancy and flatness in my prints.
Gauguin is an influence of mine for many reasons but recently I have enjoyed the theme of reclining figures. The female nude is a classic subject but the way in which Gauguin tackles the image is very contemporary, there is no glamour to the figure other that the fact it is a painting. The figures … More Gauguin
I have always had a fascination for Japanese culture from a young age and my admiration has filtered through to the arts. Hokusai is a prolific printmaker and most will recognise his ultra famous wave woodblock. The image has been used in popular culture a lot recently and appropriated in many differing styles yet always … More Hokusai
Inspired by the works in the exhibition, Botticelli: Reimagined I went on to create various linocuts in different contrasting colour ways. I liked the idea of taking a classic figure, in a classic pose with naturalistic colours and reworking it. The medium of the lino gives the figure and image much bolder clean cut, … More Botticelli: Reimagined