Tag: printmaking

AXOLOTL GALLERY REAPPEARS IN GLASGOW 17-19 MAY 2019

AXOLOTL GALLERY REAPPEARS IN GLASGOW 17-19 MAY 2019

I have been as quiet as is possible for a red headed Scottish chick, creating new pieces of my “Faded Stars” series.  Ive had plenty of time on my hands following a cancer operation last July and a follow up preventative op in January this year.  I’ve been selling like crazy on Ebay to raise funds and I am delighted to say that I have been accepted to the Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair at Kelvingrove Marquee on 17, 18, 19 May 2019 where I will be exhibiting under Axolotl Gallery (the gallery I ran on Dundas Street, Edinburgh a few years ago).

Im going to be posting regularly on the lead up to the event and you can follow my video’s and photos at:

https://www.facebook.com/axolotlgallery/

In the meantime here’s a picture of Daisy Mayhem my dachshund cos every great artist needs one fullsizeoutput_b62

This is a Toyobo print – stay tuned to find out what that means – and its for sale at the Glasgow Art Fair framed in beech wood and glass frame for £160

http://www.sarah-ewilson.co.uk

Faded Stars 2 June 2018 ecosse d’oc – cabrerisse

ANOUK AIMEE

Faded star number 1 – Anouk Aimee

I’ve been working on my Faded Stars series for about 4 years now, honing and changing my techniques as I chose new ‘muses’

The idea of “Faded Stars” came from my love of graffiti art and the memory of trying to steal concert posters glued to walls in my misguided youth.

I love vintage images of glamorous actresses from the golden age of Hollywood – my first ‘muses’ were Louis Fuller with her serpentine dance and Louise Brooks with her trademark black bob and huge eyes.

I prefer to photograph my own images directly from documentaries on sky arts and then editing them, changing levels and printing before transferring to  mdf board – I work on A3 as it lends to the final image rather than going larger. I prepare the background and collage relevant photographs or maps as a base to transfer.  Once the images are positioned I sit for ages and decide how I want them to look – I am currently using blocks of colour – red, yellow and blue (straight from the acrylic tube – no mixing!) then a light sanding and a matt varnish and they’re ready.

Luckily the gallery does not want the images framed – apparently in France they like to choose their own frames – how civilised! I would usually use unbleached wood floating frames.  I’m going to post a photo a day for the next 30 days – please like and share if you like my work

 

OI – PUNK AS…………

I love going to gigs and I love taking photos so logically, for my next collection I plan to do a series of pictures based around the images I took at various concerts (some were taken pre mobile phones, when you had to smuggle a camera in hidden in your knickers)

I also found a beaten up, doodled on and “punk as” copy of 100 Nights at the Roxy on Ebay,  and reproduced the original Roxy advertising posters and put them on A2 perspex.

So with out further ado – heres my original Adam Ant poster – from the teenage bedroom wall years (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

These are one off pictures – so once its gone its gone xx

ADAM

Cherry Vanilla A2 perspex

CHERRY BOMB

Heartbrakers A2 perspex

HEARTBRAKERS

Iggy Pop in Amsterdam 2016 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

IGGY

Madonna’s g-string Edinburgh 2012 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

MADONNA

Nick Cave Munich 2013 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

NICKCAVE

Siouxsie and the Banshees Edinburgh Playhouse 1982 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

SIOUX

Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Slits A2 perspex

SIOUXSLITS

Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible Edinburgh 2014 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

THE DAMNED

Wayne County A2 perspex

WAYNE COUNTRY

Jordan (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £250 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

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What do you think ………. ?

Coming soon, PIL with McGeoch, Ruts DC, more Damned, Siouxsie and Adam Ant