Signs of Life
Multiple pamphlet book with original etchings
26 x 19 cms
Wild Service Leaf
Woodcut printed with oak gall ink
14 x 14 cm
Bronwen Bradshaw specialises in printmaking and artists’ books.
‘My prints are based on drawings of the natural world, a turnaround from working with abstraction for many years, which still surprises me. But they retain traces of the abstract: mark making and rhythm still play a strong role in the work; colour less so. I tend to work in series, and a series can become an artist’s book, often incorporating my own writing. Currently I am experimenting with making botanical inks for use with the Mokuhanga water-based woodcut technique Over the years I have taught printmaking to many of Somerset’s artists, the most experienced of whom have formed ‘Fingerprint’: a group of printmakers who work together in my studio, occasionally mount exhibitions, and are also all members of Somerset Printmakers.’
She has been an Artist Member of the Royal West of England Academy since 1987.