LAURA BOSWELL & JONATHON TRIM – LANDSCAPES
Spring Exhibition begins March 12th
Laura Boswell is a printmaker based in Buckinghamshire. Her work focuses on rural and coastal landscape and she works in reduction linocut and traditional Japanese watercolour woodblock. She studied visual art and art history at Aberystwyth University before a career in the photographic industry. She returned to printmaking in 2005 and was selected by the Nagasawa Art Project as British artist in 2009 to learn woodblock in Japan under master carvers and printers.
She returned to Japan in 2013 for a collaborative residency working with contemporary Japanese printmakers. In 2014 she headed a delegation from Oxford Brookes University and presented a paper on her teaching methods at the International Mokuhanga (Japanese Woodblock) Conference in Tokyo.
Today she divides her time between her own work, commissions, writing and teaching. Her prints can be found in national collections including the House of Lords and the National Library of Wales. She writes a monthly column on the business side of being an artist for Artist and Illustrators Magazine and is Head of Section for Printmaking at the Art In Action festival in Waterperry, Oxford.
My work is often about places that I have explored over a long period of time. Some of these places are related to my childhood memories and therefore are imbued with a deep sense of time. This produces work that is full of personal responses. My painting methods frequently use textural materials from these areas which are embedded into the paint creating an interesting surface to the work. I apply colour using a wide variety of techniques to capture the flickering light and atmosphere of these locations.
The paintings are about the ever changing qualities of light and the sounds and feelings of existing in these landscapes.
My work has been featured in a number of National Art magazines and I have received a variety of awards and critical success.
My work is collected by a large number of people in the UK and abroad.
UK, France, Italy, Canada, USA, Australia and Oman.