Etchings

It seems to me the charm of etching is the glimmering through of the white paper even in the shadows so that almost everything sparkles or suggest sparkles.

Samuel Palmer 1805-1881

Etching now forms an important part of my art practice. I find the physicality of drawing with the sharpest metal tool directly on to the plate very grounding and at the same time magical and ancient. I adore the process of not completely knowing what will appear after the fizzing plate is removed from the green acid bath, inked and pressed…

When you have spent a long time working with digital, printed versions of your art in the form of books there is a genuine rush when you personally reproduce work with your bare hands.

The Sotogrande Series has been a hugely pleasurable group of etchings to make, I have truly indulged my passion for palm trees. Images that become even more beautiful when taken out of the iconic LA poster and onto the perfectly imperfect zinc plate. They are small tactile prints, drawn from sketches made in Sotogrande in April 2019, and have a timeless otherworldly monochrome quality.

My work was in the final selection for The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019, is held in private collections and can be seen at the following venues.

The Royal Drawing School, London, EC2A

The National Portrait Gallery, BP Portrait Exhibition

Webb’s Gallery, London, SW11

Southbank Printmakers, London, SE1

Patricia Darch Interiors, Sotogrande, España

Please contact Eleanor Taylor directly for prices and edition enquiries.

Sotogrande Series

Zinc plates ready for the etching bath

Mythical Creatures

Royal Drawing School, bulls head mask

Life Glimpses

Brick Lane sketching with The Royal Drawing School

Recycle Series