Lot 234 - Kelly Stewart - Isle of Iona - Scotland
Watercolour, Collage and Pencil on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Bidding starts at £50
When I'm printing in the studio, there's no place I'd rather be. I was introduced to screen printing at University and was instantly hooked! We used oil based paint and solvents back then and I remember constantly having paint on my hands. I work with water based inks at Edinburgh printmakers nowadays which is much cleaner and easier to use, not to mention better environmentally. I do all my drawings and colour separations in my studio at home and then take them to Edinburgh Printmakers to screenprint. As a side effect of printmaking I started getting into bookbinding, to use up all my screenprinted offcuts. I now make artist books for a hobby, I don't sell them because then that would change the purpose of me making them.
Kelly Stewart studied BA Design (Visual Communication), majoring in illustration and in 2001 joined Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop where she began to translate drawings into screen prints. Kelly has exhibited in Australia, Ireland, Norway, USA, Switzerland and throughout the UK in exhibitions such as the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. In 2012 Kelly was awarded Printfest’s Printmaker of the Year Award.