Designer and Printmaker
Currarong Easter Art Show – 09-13 April, 2020
Theme: Beecroft and Beyond – South Coast Artists on display
Opening night Thursday 09 April from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Good Friday 10th April to Easter Sunday 12th April 10.00 am to 4.00 pm each day
Easter Monday 13th April 10.00 am – 12.00 noon
Address: Currarong Community Association Hall, Walton Way, Currarong
Grace & Truth Series
Soul Courageous Series
Monday’s with John and Yoko Series
Hello and welcome to my printmaking site. Thanks for taking the time to have a browse.
Art has the power to evoke an emotional response in a viewer like no other creative medium. To a large degree I believe the role of the designer and artist is to present an alternative interpretation of our world that encourages the viewer to think and perceive things differently and perhaps reflect back on themselves.
My work combines formal training in design with the more expressive mediums available through printmaking to produce a range of print series and individual creative pieces that I hope sparks interest and engages the audience.
Different printmaking mediums create vastly different styles, tones and feel. Early explorations into collagraph, monoprint and drypoint methods rendered a painterly and free style. The more recent VOICE and Power+Pop series were photographically based utilising solar plates and had a pop/punk poster style of the 60’s and 70’s.
Between 2017-2019 I went back to the humble linocut printmaking technique. The resultant series Soul Courageous is more personal and has a focus on portraying human stories, in particular those representing courage and the resilience of the human spirit, from tragedy to triumph; fear to freedom; loneliness to love.
Please enjoy the work that I have produced over the past 10-years and feel free to drop me a message. If you have any questions about print processes and themes, or would like to purchase a print I would be pleased to reply. In late 2020 I am planning a retrospective showing works produced between 2011-2020 featuring printmaking from the initial ‘Grace & Truth’ series through to ‘Soul Courageous’.
Stay tuned for dates and venue (likely to be in Sydney, sometime in Spring 2020).
All the best, Kelvin.