Exhibition: Still Life – Prints by Sarah Du Feu & Vicky Oldfield

Location: Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds

Date: 4th March – 24th June 2017

Details: Sarah Du Feu is a Yorkshire based artist and printmaker.  Her Still Life works, despite containing recurrent vase, jug and bowl motifs are a study in form, colour and the relationships between these elements much as a landscape would be.  ‘I love building up the layers of colour and imagery until the composition and colours are working well.  Some of the prints are made up of many layers, some may only have two or three.  There are various processes employed in the making of these prints and paintings including monoprinting with lino and stencils, etching, screen-printing, digital grounds, and oil painting’ explains Sarah.

Vicky Oldfield describes how she is ‘continually inspired by plants, objects and the animals that surround me; my pictures being an atmospheric response to the beauty and drama of my daily life.  My images are created using collagraphs; an experimental form of printmaking.  The prints are taken from plates which have been collaged with a variety of materials, card, fabric, paper, string, sand and anything else that may come to hand; it’s recycling at it’s most creative!  The plates are then sealed and then inked up and printed in intaglio or relief on damp paper using an etching press.  The embossed textural quality of the print is unique to this method.  Thanks to the process itself, I am able to make small editions of the image, the editions are variable due to the process and my desire to experiment, which means each print is unique.’

Image credit: Sarah Du Feu