Monoprints

 

Monoprinting requires spontaneity and a bit of nerve. Each of the prints on display is unique although there may be intaglio elements in the aluminium plates which can be seen in more than one work. These plates are used as the base for further direct painting using oil-based printing inks.  Collagraph plates can be made by using many different materials such as cardboard metal,various fillers and carborundum. Although the plates could make small editions I prefer not to do this. All the works are printed on Somerset paper using a press. The unpredictable nature of monoprinting has helped me develop motifs and patterns which are incorporated into the ongoing painting work.