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Anthony Hopkinson

Screenprinting Polymer Plate Etching
Selwyn Gardens, Cambridge

I have been a painter all my life but things changed when I discovered screenprinting fifteen years ago.   In fact, though I am what most people  would call ‘elderly’  I think of myself as 15 years old when it comes to making prints.  As a relarive newcomer to printmaking  I learn something new with every print I make.

I work with a limited number of colours and keep things really simple.  The beauty of screenprinting is that it allows bold sweeps of flat colour.  I love the travel posters of the 1930s with their bold, simple designs and that’s what I seek to achieve in my prints.

I am lucky to live in Cambridge with a studio in the garden.   Here, with equipment largely built by me, I can create my prints in small editions, usually between 10 and 20.  The Studio is a great place to escape to.

 All my prints are “Limited Edition Artist’s Prints”:

  • The print was designed as such from conception, never a reproduction of a work originally in some other medium.
  • This is quite different from a giclée print which is reproduced from an original work and can be repeated identically any number of times.
  • As each print in an edition is separately inked there will be slight variations between one print and the next. 
  • As the screen or plate for each colour is cleaned or defaced after use there is no possibility of the edition being run again.  An edition of 20 is just that.

Recently I was for three years President of the Cambridge Drawing Society.  Founded in 1882 its members are not just concerned with drawing, they are painters, sculptors and printmakers.  As a member of Cambridge Open Studios I show my work every summer in July.

I am a member of the Armed Forces Art Society, which shows regularly at the Mall Galleries and comprises past and present servicemen and women.

I was recently involved in setting up the first Cambridge Original Printmakers  exhibition which took place in September 2014

5 Tulips
Dignity   Impudence
Dogwatch
Anghiari
Crimean Palace
Soccer Boy
Allegro 3  3mb
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