Monday, January 5, 2009
OK, I just had to share this interview: Mariann Johansen-Ellis is a delightful and talented printmaker who works in Spain and Singapore, in etching and linocut. She does these whimsical, imaginative prints using the method of à la poupée to colour her intricate etchings, and, an artist after my own heart, she also does incredibly detailed reduction linocuts.
Please read her interview on the Printsy blog here.
Also, here are a couple of exceptionally instructive videos that Mariann has uploaded to YouTube; have a watch:
On Reduction Linocut
(I want her roller!! That would make roll up so much less tedious!!!)
Mariann says that she enjoys teaching (I understand how she feels!), and you can tell from her videos that she's very methodical about her process. I suspect she'd make a great teacher.