Welcome to my monthly blog curation post about women printmakers.
Printmaking can include various practices, like lithography, screen printing, mono-printing, and more. I aim to bring you some of the best, most cutting-edge top 5 talented women from my travels around this strange, electronic wild west we call cyberspace. I believe it is also a great way to learn how they market themselves into the art world.
Here are my September top 5 artists to put on your radar, bookmark, research and learn about through their artwork (there’s no order of importance, it's just a list) :
- I came across Lydia Pearce Swinney through Twitter and we kind of help each other promoting our tweets while learning more about this platform algorithm. Based in Lancashire in England, she’s currently working on an ArtLab printmaking membership at the University of Central Lancashire. She’s really talented. I appreciate her works with a lot of layers and the way she handmade her processes.
- Natalya Balnova is an art director, illustrator and printmaker. She's from New York (I think) and predominantly produces decorative drawings freehand using dark ink and experimenting with silk screening. She masters the colour separation in her artwork and her list of clients is impressive. Wow, she’s on a roll!
- I am really into Riso printing, so I am happy to introduce you to Lorna Robey. Originally doing screen printing by hand, she recently produced a Risograph printed version of some of her prints. It’s really feminine and colourful work.
- Naomi Arbuthnot lives and works in Northern Ireland. I discovered her work through my new print club, People of Print. The printmaker’s new project, Multichromatic Moments, is a series of limited-edition screen prints inspired by architecture, nature, and objects from local and foreign landscapes. It’s really well-done kundos!
- Last but not least, I am delighted to introduce you to Iris Sautier from La bourgeoise Serigraphe. I've known Iris for at least 8 years, she used to take care of cleaning and burning our screens when I was an Eco-fashion designer (yep…) or helping us when we had crazy hard screen printing contracts. She’s really talented and no job is too challenging or too special for her, as she prints on a wide variety of materials, in small or big formats.
Printing tips of the month
Here’s a nice How to screen print at home guide - in 742 steps or less. Ah, it sounds pretty scary, but everything is really well explained. Plus there is a video and a grocery list. Well done. Also, if like me, you might want to skip making the frame, the emulsion coating and burning the screen, just outsource those parts.
Again, feel free to share and informed me of talented women who print for my October post.