Artwork title: ‘Celli Ddu’ | Artwork media: Collagraph | Artwork dimensions: 530mm x 530mm
Irene Jones lives on the Lancashire coast at Formby. She graduated in Fine Art from UCLan in 1997 specialising in Printmaking.
As well as having worked for a short time as a Print Tutor for 1st Year BA students and run Collagraphic Print workshops, Irene has exhibited throughout the Northwest, with forays into Yorkshire, North Wales, Cheltenham and London.
“Collagraph is a form of printmaking that was developed by American artists in the 1940s. I find that this experimental method gives me the means to explore line ,and especially texture, whilst also applying the ink in a more painterly fashion. I am excited by the joint expressions of order and chaos that collagraphs can possess. The image is fixed, but the application of the ink, plus the ephemeral nature of the plate, subtly changes each image so that no two prints are alike. I enjoy that serendipity.”