Birds eye View

Birds eye View

The Craft Centre & Design Gallery

Four printmakers explore the beauty of birds in this group print exhibition. Featuring work by Janis Goodman, Hester Cox, Pam Grimmond and Mike Smith 2nd March—29th June 2013

Janis Goodman: With a background in architecture Janis has always enjoyed observing and recording the structure of inner city Leeds where she lives and is intrigued by the repetitive patterns formed by rooftops, walls and chimney pots as well as by birds and trees.
Pam Grimmond: Birds and the natural forms of trees and plants seen on walks around her home are a constant source of inspiration for Pam’s linocuts. Shapes and colours from her observations often find their way into her work resulting in a vibrancy in her collection.
Hester Cox: Hester designs and makes relief and collagraph plates which are printed in layers to form one richly coloured and textured print. Her inspiration is often derived from the natural landscape, the plants and wildlife that inhabit it and the stories, myths and symbolism associated with them.
Mike Smith: Having worked in design and also taught for a number of years, Mike now works for himself focusing on the medium of lino block printing. Mike is never without a sketchbook or camera as his linocut prints are often developed from his drawn/photographic observations.

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