Original Prints

After experimenting with different types of print making, Carborundum – a type of collagraph, has emerged as Anna’s favourite. Carborundum is the ‘grit’ used to make sandpaper and by mixing it in a variety of ratios with glue and painting it onto a printing plate which is then inked up intaglio, tonal ranges can be created producing a relatively painterly print.

Anna adds colour during printing with hand made chine colle (collage) and after printing with pastel or watercolour. Monocrome areas, suggested shapes, and part finished lines contrast with splashes of colour providing a focus, whether its a flower, landscape or street. Although the printing plate can be used many times, Anna only makes around 10 prints and experiments with the colours and chine colle so that every print is individual.

Prints shown are examples of Anna’s work.

Cherry Blossom

Solitude

Evening Tide

Turquoise Tide

Fading Light

Apricot Sky

First Signs of Spring

Irises

Reflections of Autumn

Morning Snowfall

Trail of Light

Summer Foxgloves

Dappled Light

Bracken

A Beautiful Day

Holding on to Autumn

New Beginnings

Long Hot Summer

October Tree

Dog Roses

Autumn Glow

Blackberry Tangle

Harvest Time

White Roses

Foxgloves

Orange Roses

Morning Snowfall

Wildflower Riot

Reflections of Autumn

Autumn Leaves