Limited Edition and Open Edition Print Releases
Selected images from a photography archive are made into analogue prints.
During each season a limited edition print will be released and available to purchase.
You can view here in GALLERY below or through GRAFIK I VÄST Gallery, Gothenburg.
P R I N T S H O P The latest release is available to buy here
Browse the GALLERY below to see more prints in the archive. Contact about special orders, all enquiries welcome.
TIME RESPONSES :
The organic process of growing a wide body of work over time - draws on my interest and discovery of new motifs.
Adding to each series at intervals on a cyclical seasonal basis, means my work and ideas never become static.
PRINT PRACTICE :
"I love printmaking for the messy inky state you find yourself leading to the satisfaction of pulling a crisp clean impression pushed into paper. It transforms an image into an unique artefact. What's more is the joy of inking up and doing it over again" Bev Hayes
Underland Series 2019 / 2020
Web Land Series 2018 / 2020 archive
Botanical Series 2019 / 2021
Mid Winter Series 2019 / 2021
La Gomera, Finca Series 2019
Göta Älv 2021 / 2022
Playing with Time Series 2021
Elements of the Long Season I, II, III ( Pigment Prints )
Elements of the Long Season IV 2022 ( 20:20 International Print Exchange )
Elements of the Long Season VI 2023 - Artist Print sent to Etch Ink Art Gallery - Athens Printmaking Center
Fine Art Prints
Latest Print ReleaseS - Print Gallery
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MORE ABOUT PHOTOPOLYMER INTAGLIO PRINTING AND PHOTOGRAVURE
Traditional Photogravure comes from an old intaglio ´photo-mechanical´ printmaking process and was mainly produced in the specialist printing industry on Rotogravure Press, producing a photographic image on paper.
The Photogravure process draws inspiration from 19th-century photography techniques, particularly Photographic Engraving pioneered by Henry Fox Talbot and further developed by Czech painter Karel Klíč in 1878. Originating from Nicéphore Niépce's Heliography method, it has evolved into today's traditional, Photogravure process. Traditional Photogravure involves creating a textured surface on a copper plate through a complex exposure of a film positive on light-sensitive gelatin, resulting in a permanently etched substrate. This plate, reminiscent of a grainy photographic print, allows for high-detail reproduction. An alternative, the Photopolymer Intaglio method simplifies this process, offering a safer, low-toxic approach. Artists use a contact print transfer onto a pre-prepared substrate of metal coated with photosensitive emulsion. UV light exposure through a positive transparent film facilitates image transfer, followed by development in water and curing for multiple prints. Adapted from commercial planographic printing, it gained popularity in the '80s and has evolved into a safer method for artists over the last two decades. This method, chosen for its safety and environmental consciousness, allowed me to transition from digital captures to hands-on analogue printmaking. My initial exposure to this technique occurred during my time at Art Collage and as a printmaking tutor at the Bluecoat Art Centre, Liverpool. Recently, I revisited this safer alternative during a workshop with Henrik Bœgh in Copenhagen in October 2019. Through experimentation and adaptation, my goal is to advance non-toxic methods for environmental protection and the well-being of fellow printmakers in prints studios practice in.