STUART BROCKLEHURST PRINTMAKER - part of the big weekend
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Festival Art Show (Venue 20)

Brocklehurst. Stuart. 12cm x 15cm. Aberystwyth Castle. (Drypoint).jpg
Brocklehurst. Stuart. 12cm x 15cm. Sgurr an Fheadain. (Mezzotint).jpg
Brocklehurst. Stuart. 12cm x 15cm. Tynemouth. (Mezzotint)..jpg

Spring Bank Arts Centre, Spring Bank SK22 4BH Fri 22 Preview 7.30pm Sat 23 & Sun 24 11am-4pm

Artists and crafters display their work in the beautiful setting of Spring Bank Arts Centre (formally the Church of St. James the Less). Work by Natasha Braithwaite, Stuart Brocklehurst, Kate Brooks, Claire Duberry, Jane Evans, Karin Findell, Tim Neath, Simon Parkin, David Toft and Jennifer Vize. An exciting mix of painting, print, photography, drawing, jewellery and installation. Tim Neath, a multi-disciplinary artist who responds to the ideas and imagery found within film of the wild west, will also be on hand to talk about his work. Drop in any time to try your hand at building your own wild west façade. Fresh coffee and homemade cakes available.

"Whilst landscape and wildlife are recurring themes in my work I don’t consider myself to be either a landscape or a wildlife artist. Being happy to tackle any subject I feel will make an interesting or challenging print.  For me printmaking, especially making a reduction linocut, is like a puzzle, but one with a certain element of surprise. For all the planning and working out that is done beforehand, there is no certainty about the outcome of the finished image. Until with the strange alchemy of art it gradually appears through the mists of the previous colour.  As well as linocuts I also make mezzotint and drypoint prints, each technique allowing development of different aspects of the subject. My linocuts are about colour and pattern, mezzotints explore mood and atmosphere and drypoints a more linear graphic approach."