So excited to have an exhibition on at the fabulous Harts Bakery in Bristol at the moment! It runs until the beginning of February, so just time for a visit. Lots of my lino prints framed, unframed, hand printed cards, tea towels and tote bags on show.
If you have never been to Harts then you should go...it is right next to Temple Meads Railway station and they make such good bread (and amazing cakes, and tasty coffee).
My advice if you are passing though Bristol by train is to hop off, rush to the Bakery, buy bread, cakes and coffee and then hop back onto the next train to your destination. Don't forget to look at the art too :)
If you are nowhere near Bristol then my Etsy and Folksy shops are always open too...
Posted by Melanie Wickham at 16:05
Really pleased with how my little Pilea friend is looking in gold ink on black Stonehenge paper. The gold isn't glittery, its a lovely soft warm gold and seems to suit those lovely leaves perfectly.
It is in my little Etsy shop at the moment too...
All hung and the show is open - if you are in Bristol it would be so lovely if you popped in and had a coffee/beer with my lino prints...
The Tobacco Factory - Bristol
Lots of birds and animals, a few of Bristol and also some of my new botanical lino prints are there too, so a good old mix.
If you can't get to Bristol then Etsy or Folksy are good places for a browse too!
Really excited to be putting an art show together for an exhibition at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol!
The really hard part is choosing which lino prints to exhibit, because I have been working on three new series of prints and want to show them all to everyone...but actually that would be a terrible, cramped mess so I had better get curating!
I really hope you can come and have a look at the show.
I have spent a few weeks drawing plants, all those amazing leaf and flower shapes, foliage shadows and criss-crossing stems and branches. It's been fun. Now I am trying to make some of the doodles and drawings into prints that show off the plant forms...
I do like taking a plant out of context so that you can really see its shapes (like this one above) as well as drawing/printing the whole tangled mass that exists in a garden. We will see what happens...
Happy to spot my 'Night Dancing' lino print on Folksy's Favourites list at the moment. I love the idea of pets getting up to things as we sleep (and we all know that they do!) and lets hope it is just a bit of harmless dancing...
It is fun printing this one too as I so rarely use blocks of tone in my lino prints, so a good dramatic area of black is good to see when you peel back the paper from the block.
Check out what else is on the Folksy list here (and take a look quickly if you want to see my kitties there as who knows when the Folksy team will find some new favourites!)---> FOLKSY FAVOURITES
I have been busy proofing a lino block of owls, drawn from the Natural Science collection at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. They have an amazingly interesting and varied collection of specimens and it has been a real privilege to be allowed into the stores to draw them.
This block took a while to carve as I wanted to keep the 'drawn' feel of the original whilst turning it into a lino print - all the lines and no tone, a bit of a leap of faith that all the cutting out would pay off, but I am pleased with how it has come out. Next stage is to print it in gold on lovely black Stonehenge paper which will change how it looks all over again...