Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Featuring - Bonnie Murray

Wow, wow, wow... Etsy browsing never ceases to amaze me. I was browsing this evening looking for some work to feature on my 'Featuring' spot on the blog and I came across the wonderful collographs of Bonnie Murray, an artist based in St Louis, Missouri, USA. As well as collographs, my favourite ones are above, she also prints using other techniques and is an accomplished painter.

Her collograph print technique sounds quite complex, her skills honed over the past 30 years, but the results are visually stunning. She captures the mood and character of her subject, the dogs are just divine. The collagraph is an impression made from a board or block in which three-dimensional elements are glued. She usually use two plates in her process. The first one is to pull the black and white image with texture and the second plate is a way for her to add color. Many people, including myself, like the black and whites as they are so Bonnie decided to work on some editions that are just black and white. A great result....

You can find out a bit more about her work on her website here, her print-making blog here, and also if you want to treat yourself to a piece of her work you can find her Etsy shop here

1 comment:

  1. I love looking at the artwork on Etsy. Love the lab looks a lot like mine! Thank you for sharing.


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