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Sherry Rea

Printmaking
Printmaking
Elsworth, Cambridgeshire

I am an artist and fine art printmaker.  I focus on texture and its relationship and resonance with the subject.

My inspiration for images of the tactile and detailed aspects of plants and animals stems from my professional interest in biology and a passion for biodiversity. Using  printmaking techniques such as collagraph, monoprint, drypoint, and linocut, that I sometimes experimentally combine, manipulate and modify, I create marks that I find exciting.  This can then be used to celebrate what I see and feel.  The play of light within the piece is often an important aspect of my work and its mood.  I utilize everyday and artist’s materials, and found objects. I enjoy observing, collecting, sketching and making prints of the wildlife in the fields, meadows and gardens in the rural Cambridgeshire countryside, where I live and work, and also in my travels further afield. I sometimes use these plants, and even creatures, in my printmaking plates.

I also draw inspiration from my childhood right on top of the Kent Coast; and subsequently living and working in possibly the most visually exciting cities in the UK: Oxford, London and Cambridge.

Tied to the Ocean
Of the Ocean
Kismet
Master of Disguise
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Open Sunday's Feb 03, 2019 - Dec 01, 2019 — 25 Kidman's Yard Primrose St CB4 3EH
Tracey Ashman & Iona Howard participating in Cambridge Open Studios throughout July Jul 06, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019 — Various location in Cottenham, Cambridge.
Jo Tunmer Cambridge Open Studios 2019 Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019
Workshop: Wet-in-Wet techniques in Watercolour with Ros Ridley Sep 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
Printmaking - collagraph and monoprint - A workshop with Sherry Rea 13th October 2019 Oct 13, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Carpenters, Broad End, Elsworth, Cambs CB23 4JD
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