Birds

£140.00


Hand-produced linocut by Jane Tonkin

Hand produced edition of 8. Each copy is hand signed and numbered by the artist.

Supplied unmounted (unframed). Image size approx 35cm x 25cm. Outer paper size is approx 40.5cm x 33cm.

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About Jane Tonkin

I have been working as a printmaker for over 25 years. I work across different methods in the printmaking discipline, including lino-cutting, etching and screen-printing.

My roots as a textile designer can often be discerned in my work as pattern, especially derived from architecture and nature, features heavily. I’m a big fan of mid-century retro styles and am inspired by artists as diverse as Matisse and Rex Ray.

 Colour is my main on-going inspiration however and I enjoy exploring the juxtaposition of different colours and how they relate to each other and the composition as a whole. 

The use of text is another regular feature of my work. I’m very interested in the pattern and form of different fonts and use vintage letterpress blocks and handwritten lettering too.

History:

1982 – 1987: Trained at St Martin’s School of Art and Central School of Art & Design (now Central St Martins) as a textile designer

1987-1988: Worked in fashion as a print and knitwear designer

1988- 2008: Retrained as a journalist and had a 20 year career in editorial, PR and communications, primarily in the arts field

1987- present day: Developed work as a painter and printmaker.

 2013 - present day: Founder and creative of The Shine Studio, a design and communications creative agency

 Exhibited:

Central St Martins, London

Obsidian Art Gallery, Buckinghamshire

Printmakers Gallery, St Ives

Open Studios, Hertfordshire

Beesonend House, Hertfordshire

Laurel House, Highgate, London

Chenies Manor Gallery, Buckinghamshire

The Gallery, University of Hertfordshire

Watford Space 2 Gallery

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