This year’s Fellowship of ArtLab artists, Naomi Jones and Rebecca Liggett are exhibiting work produced over the last year, including etchings, collagraphs and screen prints. 5-16th November at PR1 Gallery, UCLAN, Preston. Private View is 7th Nov 5.30-8.30pm
Alongside the ArtLab fellowship, Naomi is also studying a Masters in Children’s Book Illustration. The work in the exhibition is from her latest project on blackbirds, a re-work of the classic nursery rhyme ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’ into a picture book, using a combination of collagraph and screen prints. This project was Highly Commended this year in The Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picture Book Illustration 2012.
Heavily influenced by the rural landscape and the textures that can be found within them, Rebecca’s work focuses in particular on capturing the mood and details of a landscape. Living next to the coast means that she is not short of inspiration and imagery for such projects, so most of the work produced over the last year has been based around the theme of seascapes, looking at ways of portraying the various textures and movements in the coastal area.