Judith Simmons, Paul Gale and Sheila Camamile are artists who share a love of traditional printmaking techniques. They also work in a range of other diverse media. Examples of the wide range of all of the artistic processes used by all three artists are to be found in this exhibition.
Judith Simmons uses the traditional printmaking techniques, etching, drypoint, linocut and screenprint as well as the more recent ones of Tetrapak cutting and photoetch, often combining methods in one image and sometimes adding painted details. Her subjects are based on things she has seen such as animals, landscapes and exhibitions. Recently she has made illustrations of poetry quotations including text. During the past year she has painted works from views seen during lockdown.
Sheila Camamile is also interested in alternative printmaking techniques such as using Tetrapak packages to make an image. She likes to portray ordinary everyday objects in paint and collage on different surfaces such as newspaper and packaging.
Paul Gale is an artist and printmaker, whose practice as well as involving traditional and developmental printmaking processes encompasses drawing, collage and typography. Inspiration from Greek mythology, the sea and direct observations of life and whilst travelling are just some of the many diverse subject areas that can be found in Paul’s work.