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Linocut and collagraph prints inspired by landscapes, seascapes and natural forms.

Jo Boddy
Jo Boddy

Jo in her studio (aka the kitchen)

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Spring Mist in Green
Spring Mist in Green

Linocut

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Swinley Sunset II
Swinley Sunset II

Linocut

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Jo Boddy
Jo Boddy

Jo in her studio (aka the kitchen)

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Artists Statement

Circular image of a collagraph print featuring a textured blue sky and waves in blue and brown

I am fascinated by the natural world, and particularly drawn to water.  Lines carved through hills by streams, mists that hang in the forest, clouds that obscure mountain tops; it is all awe-inspiring.  I am never happier than when sat next to a body of water or staring at a huge, cloud filled sky that won’t keep still.  The very inability of water to stand still keeps me looking and the different effects water states have on our emotions fascinates me.        

I work in print, specifically creating linocut and collagraph prints.  I am drawn to texture so the process of making a textured plate from which to take the print is eminently satisfying.  My collagraph prints are themselves textural pieces, embossed by the surface of the plate.  In complete contrast a linocut print is flat, this means any texture in the print needs to come from the intricate process of cutting and inking the block.

 

My most current work is exploring lines in and inspired by the landscape. I am experimenting with combining collagraph and linocut in a single print and adding chine collé and stitch all of which alters the surface texture and enhances the print.  

 

Exhibitions 

2021 February      'Makings' Adams Gallery, Reigate

2021 March           D31 Art Prize Longlisted (virtual exhibition)

2021 November   Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

2021 November    'About Time' The Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames

2021 November    Southbank Printmakers Mini Print Competition

                                                   Tide Lines II awarded the Lucie Green Printmakers Prize 

 

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