Pierre Bonnard

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

Matisse

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

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

Hiroshi Yoshida

  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.  

“By the combination of lines and colors, under the pretext of some motif taken from nature, I create symphonies and harmonies that represent nothing absolutely real in the ordinary sense of the word but are intended to give rise to thoughts as music does.”- Gauguin

Gauguin

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

“SOME MAINTAIN THAT SUCH A TENDANCY DISTORTS THE CURVE OF TRADITION.DO THEY DERRIVE THEIR ARGUMENTS FROM THE FUTURE OR THE PAST? THE FUTURE DOES NOT BELONG TO THEM, AS FAR AS WE ARE AWARE, AND ONE BE SINGULARLY INGENUOUS SEEK TO MEASURE THAT WHICH EXISTS BY THAT WHICH EXISTS NO LONGER.”- JEAN METZINGER

Hokusai

  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