Thursday, 31 January 2008

Mary Fairgrieve, Artist Printmaker

I came across somebody today who spoke with such passion and enthusiasm for her printmaking practice that it struck a chord in me reminding me of my own journey into and through fine art. I was telling Mary how I had spent years doing painting, only realizing in about 1993 that it wasn't the right vehicle for me. It was that point that I took up printmaking and felt a lot happier about my creative outcomes.

I like to work with line and symbols, i.e., to signify an emotion or a memory - that is, in a way, putting things at their simplest. Color is not as important to me as it used to be, although nowadays I tend to like more subtle colors.

Speaking of color, I like how Mary uses this in her works although the two that I have chosen to represent here are black and white. These are probably my favorite of the works that she has available to view
on her website.

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