Printmaking and Mixed Media

Thyme Cottage Artworks is a small cottage industry - literally myself, Carole Thirlaway, and my small studio. I endeavour to produce high quality artwork using a variety of materials.

I am now predominately a printmaker, mainly creating collagraphs, lino cuts and monoprints. I enjoy the surprise element in printmaking as I am never quite sure how a piece will turn out until the result is revealed when it comes through the press! Recently I have ventured into wood block engraving which has captivated me. I enjoy the contrast between the freedom of collagraphs and the discipline of engraving.

My work is influenced by nature, colour, texture and poetry. I live in Northumberland and also spend time in France. These places are a constant source of inspiration, sometimes in the beauty of the hills or the changes in light and colour.

I have a number of exhibitions this year. The first was a shared exhibition with another artist, Jacqueline Quinn, in Dennis Kilgallon's 'The Gallery in the Hills'. This is a truly beautiful gallery located in the Northumberland hills. The exhibition opened on March 3rd and ran until the end of April. Following this I was selected to take part in the Alnmouth Art's Festival during the weekend of the 15,16 and 17th June. For the whole month of June I had a solo exhibition at The Forge Gallery in Allendale, Northumberland. Oh, and the weekend of the 18th and 19th May I took part in Network Artists North East's Art Fair, 'The Holy T' in Jesmond, Newcastle. So its been a busy year!

October. After a well earned break from fairs and exhibitions I am now back in the swing of all things art! I am back at The Forge, Allendale, for the month of December as part of a group exhibition with Fusion. Fusion is a hub of Network Artists North East. Six artists will be exhibiting.

I will also hopefully be exhibiting at one of the many festive events. i will be back with details.

Also, as Chair of Network Artists Artists North East I am in the process of organising events with other board directors.

Sea Horses

Collagraph using Carborundum

Pale Moon Rising

Collagraph

I also work in textiles using a variety of techniques both modern and traditional.

Hooked Landscape

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