Gallery

 

Kim Major-George – Founder Member / President

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Kim Major-George is the President & founder member of the BBH Print Society. Kim’s fascination with texture and printmaking comes on the back of a long journey which started at Design college in the early 70s. After graduating, her career has spanned over 40 years ranging from surface pattern designing for the gift industry, teaching Art and Design, to book illustrating in the 90’s, with many of her evocative dream imageries, angels, unicorns being commercially produced for the Mind Body and Spirit industry. Following her own personal journey and as a professional artist, Kim has been specializing in spiritual iconography, mythology and early esoteric imagery. Her printing has developed a very distinctive style with her collagraphs becoming known for the method of marrying different textures on her plates and different materials on the printed image.  Kim has no problem breaking the rules  and delights in creating striking images using the technique of blind embossing with heavy, 600 gram paper coupled with textured finishes such as crackle and layers of gold and silver leaf. These cohesive methods are a very exciting departure in printing and is an area she has explored in depth in her book entitled ‘Collagraph, a journey through texture.’
Kim set up the BBH Print Society and invited Helen Boden and David Borrington, established traditional print makers to join her in creating a modern contemporary print society with a difference. She hoped that this new print society would appeal to traditional printmakers and artist/ printmakers, who use traditional print methods in their work.


Professional services available :
Selection of workshops held at fully equipped studio – Spring – Summer – Autumn
Whole school or selective year group print experiences.


Contact :
Redshanks Studio,
West Street,
Lilley,
Herts LU2 8LH

Tel: 01462-769024
Website: www.majorgeorge.co.uk



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Helen Boden MA – Founder Member / Selection Officer


After a fine art degree at Coventry University, Helen Boden studied an MA at Chelsea School of Art. Following two residencies and a teaching position, Helen became a master printer for Brenda Hartill for four years before leaving to have two children.
In 2008 Helen set up Bodenpress which is a traditional printmaking studio set in an old engineering building in Chesham Bucks. There are two presses and excellent facilities for etching, aquatint and collagraphs. A dark room is available for photo etching. Courses in colour printing, relief and intaglio techniques are regularly scheduled. Once proficient, print sessions are offered, allowing collaboration with other printmakers working in various techniques. Bodenpress specialises in small numbers and an inspiring, friendly environment.
The studio is open to the public in the last two weeks of June, as part of the Bucks Open Studios.
Professional services available :


Printmaking facilities
Print courses – collagraph, dry point, aquatint, lino cut
One-to-one tuition
Contact :

Bodenpress
Unit 3 Pentagon Place
Berkhamstead Road
Chesham
Bucks

Tel : 07792 785782
Email : helen@bodenpress.co.uk
Website : www.bodenpress.co.uk



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David Borrington MA RCA – Honorary Member

I am the director of Dekkle Printmaking Studios Ltd. We produce limited edition etchings and prints and teach printmaking to all abilities. My artwork is all about political current affairs from the corruption of politics to human rights.

Fortunately I am severely dyslexic with the reading age of a six-year-old; therefore I have been brought up naturally not to believe the written word and missing all the propaganda which is given out over television, the Internet and newspapers. I use historic, iconic objects with important symbolism from Big Ben to nations flags, old and new.
Professional services available :
Print courses – etching, dry point, lino cut, aquatint

Summer workshop in Austria

Editions printing
Contact :
Dekkle Printmaking Studios Ltd
2 Bell Row
High Street
Baldock
Herts
SG7 6AP

Tel : 01462-490501
Email : david@dekkle.com
Website : www.dekkle.com



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Douglas Anderson

After 30 years in the Arts as a textile designer and teacher I am still fascinated by new processes and innovations to share with my students. My work is inspired by museum collections, historical architecture and literary characters.


Email : dandersonarts@yahoo.co.uk



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Annette Sykes

Drawing & painting since childhood, then college, I began work as a screenprint designer. Family followed, then returning to college studying textiles. Re-introduced to printmaking, my work now incorporates print, paint & stitch.

Exhibitions include Birdscapes, Norfolk; The Mall & Bankside Gallery in June 2010


Contact No : 01933623706
Email : annettesykes@fsmail.net
Website: www.printmakerscouncil.com



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Michaela Matza

I am interested in combining my collagraphs with my passion fro textiles and am currently experimenting with printing onto fabrics and then stitching into them.

Contact No : 01494 726929
Email : mamatza@mac.com







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Christine Calow

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I create vibrant, colourful screenprints in limited editions and collages incorporating my prints. Screenprinting enables me to experiment with bold and expressive colour combinations and textures. My inspiration is derived from my travels, in particular to India and, more recently, to Greece.


Email : christinecalow@btinternet.com
Website: www.christinecalow.co.uk



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Lucie Green

I produce relief wood and linocuts with inspiration from everyday objects and from extensive travel in Asia. Recent exhibitions have included The Society of Wood Engravers and “Pushing Print” in Margate.


Email : lucie green@btinternet.com
Website : www.lucie-green.co.uk





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Paul Gale MA

Etching, linocuts, monoprints, printmaking teaching


Email : thegales102@tiscali.co.uk







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Claire Reaney

I fell in love with printmking at University as a mature student. I have since specialised in collagraph, inspired by Kim Major-George and a recent course in Italy. My passion is landscapes but I also enjoy more abstract designs.


Email : clairereaney@hotmail.com





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Kim Raymont

Kim Raymont

Modern designs using traditional techniques. Typographic artwork made with linoprint, screenprinting and letterpress. See my website for sales, commissions, exhibitions and workshops.


Email : kimraymont@yahoo.co.uk
Website : www.somethingwonderfuldesign.co.uk



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Marian Carter

I am inspired by the natural world especially animals, birds, fish and marine life. I aim to produce images that reflect the happiness and beauty I find in nature using printmaking techniques, mainly collagraph and reduction lino cuts.


Contact : 01494 791582, Mobile 07941 125518
Email: marian.carter@rebelam.co.uk



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Frances Bugg

Details of patterns in the landscape, the colours, atmosphere, light, weather and season. The shapes and colours of plants and flowers are also a growing interest.


Contact : 07711 – 724146
Email : fran572@btinternet.com



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Krysia Michna-Nowak

Mono printing, enhanced mono-prints, giclee prints.


Contact : 01462 893983
Email : art@krysianowak.co.uk
Website: www.krysianowak.co.uk





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Christine Phillips

I make limited edition reduction lino prints that are inspired by the shapes, patterns and colours of the natural world.


Email : caphilly11@gmail.com





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Anthony Millard

I am a printmaker specialising in relief prints and lithographs.


Contact : 01582 715699
Email : millard10@btinternet.com







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Bernie Grist

I work as a printmaker at Bodenpress, Chesham and sold several prints during the Bucks Open Studios exhibition. My current interest is collagraph, in particular, with chine colle.


Email : berniegrist@hotmail.com





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Anna Pye

I produce prints using a variety of techniques, my favourite being lino cuts. My work is inspired by the countryside, nature, maps and everyday objects and life. I print at the Curwen.


Contact : 01763 852110
Email : anna@thewalnuthouse.freeserve.co.uk
Website: www.annapye.com





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Kate Heiss

I studied Textile Design at BNU and the RCA and printmaking at the Curwen. Driven by my love of textiles, I draw inspiration from florals, geometric patterns and bold colours to create prints from a variety of media including Linocut, Chine Colle and Screenprint.


Email : kate.heiss@gmail.com
Website: www.kateheiss.com





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Jennifer Smith-McOnie

I specialise in Collagraph and Drypoint printmaking. My work is dynamic and often abstract, inspired by moods and travel. My training in fashion design has influenced the coloured, illustrative nature of my prints and their emphasis on texture.


Email : jenny@jennysmith-mconie.com
Website : www.jennysmith-mconie.com





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Janet Hemingway

My art is inspired by the natural world and memories, including places and countries visited. Following my degree in Fine Art at Cambridge School of Art, I have been specialising in different printing techniques such as, monotype and intaglio etching and using mixed media and colour mediums to represent time, atmosphere and special identity.


Contact : 07834 540490
Email : art@janethemingway.com
Website : www.janethemingway.com



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Sue Grace

Collagraph, silk screen, etching, woodblock


Contact : Tel 01234 767932
Email : susie.hillgrace@btinternet.com







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Kate Watkins

Printing excites me, the process producing the unexpected in colour, texture and line. Painting and drawing skills underpin my aim for professional standards, but open the door to a different sort of freedom. I work in woodblock, monoprints and drypoint etching.


Email: kate_watkins@btinternet.com





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Jeannelise Edelsten

My work is based on the study of cracks. After trying to produce prints using collagraphs and having them disintegrate very rapidly, I have now found a much more reliable way of printing using solar plates. These are enabling me to be much more experimental with the imagery and under the guidance of Helen Boden, I am now enjoying printing via this wonderful and fairly new process.


Email : jeannelise@edelstens.co.uk
Website : http://jeanneliseedelsten.moonfruit.com



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Antonia Glynne Jones

Antonia has an MA in Printmaking and has studied with Oliver Bevan. She was born and raised in Africa and defines spaces through colour and texture. She combines observation and personal feelings to create artworks that are filled with directness, immediacy and vibrant energy.


Website : www.antoniagj.com





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Jenny Watts

Jenny Watts

After working as a graphic designer I graduated in Fine Art, majoring in printmaking, then taught art at Amersham and later studied for a diploma in printmaking. I am inspired by nature and mostly produce monoprints, woodcuts and collagraphs. I currently run workshops, including ‘Taster Days’, for groups and in my studio near Wendover.


Email : jenny.watts@phonecoop.coop
Website : www.artworks4you.co.uk



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Janet Edmonds

As a textile artist making sculptural works, I print on fabric, using stitch to enhance and compliment the printed surface. Inspiration is drawn from Nature’s structures and rhythms, the overlay of time, memory and the accumulation of information.




Email : janet.edmonds@gmail.com
Website : www.janetedmonds.co.uk



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Lindsey Graham

Inspired mainly by nature and human faces, I enjoy the endless variety and serendipity of the printmaking process. I mostly produce collagraphs, etchings and linocuts. I am a member of MK Printmakers and Chair of Buckingham Art For All.


Email: prints@lindseygraham.co.uk
Website: www.lindseygraham.co.uk



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Alexandra Buckle

Printing is a relatively recent discovery for me. I’m particularly keen on the reduction linocut method which marries together my interest in both art and design. In 2011 and 2012 I had one of my linocuts selected and hung in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.


Email: info@alexandrabuckle.co.uk
Website : www.alexandrabuckle.co.uk





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Susan Rooke

A Fine Art graduate, I subsequently studied for a Diploma in printmaking at West Herts College. I enjoy working in collagraph, monoprint and drypoint etching and love the textured and intricate effects that can be achieved by merging these techniques.


Contact : 01296 612943
Email : smrooke@btinternet.com



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Keith Baker

A keen amateur artist, I have just got started with lino printing.


Email : kabaker05@aol.com









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Dominique Shipster

I studied Classical and Applied Art under the tutelage of the artist, Peter Blagg. I completed the CPSC Certificate in Printmaking in 2011. My prints are influenced by my interest in the entertainment business and, having travelled to over 60 countries worldwide, I have exhibited at various locations including the Mall Gallery. I have my own studio and press.


Email : dominiqueshipster@gmail.com



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Victoria Johns

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Victoria is a Visual Artist with a studio on the Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire border. Her art practice focuses on Printmaking & Mixed Media Painting. She finds these two disciplines complement and inform each other and allow for a wider exploration of subject matter. Victoria’s printmaking explores the Monoprint, Drypoint and Collagraph techniques.

Contact : 07813 193631
Email : vkjohns@btinternet.com
Website : www.victoriajohns-art.com



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Sue Room

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Semi-abstract mono collagraphs and linoprints inspired by the East coast of England and Venice – illusions from water created by light, colour and reflections.


Email : sueroom@hotmail.com
Website : www.sueroom-seachange.com



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Karen Martin

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I’m interested in all forms of printmaking and enjoy combining this with experimental mixed media.


Email : karen125martin@gmail.com





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Mandy Wax

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My work is inspired by Psychoanalysis and the human experience. I am influenced by many theorists, artists and photographers and I am particularly in loss, fragmentation and fantasy

Email : mandywax@btinternet.com
Website : www.mandywax.com
Twitter : @visualdiarist



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Denise Purdy

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I enjoy the spontaneous and painterly results achieved by combining drypoint and monoprint techniques. Printmaking is an exciting, constant learning curve.


Email : denise.purdy@ntlworld.com
Website : www.denise-purdy.co.uk





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Sally Miles

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My current work is about infants’ first encounters with nature : their sensory, visual and recreational appreciation of their surroundings. Also I want to convey the close bond between parent and child at this age.


Email : sally@samiles.co.uk
Website : www.samiles.co.uk



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Nathalie Pymm

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I am a full time artist and printmaker working in my garden studio in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.
I work in lino printing and reduction, and also love working with all the different textures in a collagraph print. I am inspired by places visited, architecture and everything else with colour!


Email : natpymm@gmail.com
Website : www.nathaliepymm.com



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Nigel Sims

Nigel Sims

I strive to convey things I’ve seen, in the way I saw them. Etching is, to me, about contrast, texture and fortunate accidents.


Email : nigel.sims.art@btinternet.com
Website : www.comeupandseemyetchings.com





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Frances Green

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After many years of mixed media, textile art (and poetry!), I am a late enthusiastic convert to the delights of relief and intaglio printing. I enjoy playing with line with colour and enjoy the results of combining precision with happy accident.


Email : drfrancesgreen@gmail.com
Website : www.waterdaleart.blogspot.co.uk





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Fiona Ewers

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My background is in Graphic Design and Fabric Art, and I am fairly new to print making. I especially enjoy producing mono prints and limited edition reduction-cut lino prints. All my work is inspired by nature, and in particular, wild flowers. My work can be seen and purchased from www.gallerythirtyone.co.uk and you can follow my creative journey on my website.

Email : fionaewers@fionaewers.com
Website : www.fionaewers.com



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Nick Wonham

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I create reduction and multi-block linocuts for exhibiting and also for illustrating private press books. I am inspired by nature, particularly British birds and mammals.


Email : nwonham@virginmedia.com
Website : www.nickwonham.com



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Julie Brown

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My interests lie in pattern, order and sequence and I enjoy expressing these through collagraph, dry point and monoprint, often using a combination of all three techniques.


Email : ianandjuliebrown@gmail.com


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Linda Brown

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I am an artist and printmaker living in St Albans. I explore the themes of opposites, transformation and alchemy in my work. Recent exhibitions include : ‘Impressions’ at Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted, ‘Bucks Open Studio’ at Bodenpress and ‘Horizons’ at the Nude Tin Can Gallery in St Albans.


Email : lindaedithbrown@hotmail.com




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Kate Fortune-Jones

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Born in Liverpool, I moved to London to study Fine Art at Goldsmith College, after which I spent 18 years in the Animation business, as a Designer and Art Director. I rediscovered printmaking in 2010 and particularly enjoy working with lithography, collagraphs and screeenprinting, often combining processes.


Email : katefortunejones@gmail.com
Website : www.katefortunejones.co.uk


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