Posts tagged ‘Printmaking’

September 20, 2012

Anthony Hopkinson

A long time painter, Anthony took up printmaking about eight years ago and is now his main artistic activity. He began by exploring screen-printing a cheap, simple and non-toxic form of printmaking that can easily be carried out at home.

He tends to use only a small number of colours, often just a basic blue, red and yellow. The colours are transparent so a wide range of hues can be produced by printing one colour on top of another, varying the strength of each colour. Anthony will usually produce editions of 10 to 20; as the screen or plate is re-inked for each print in the edition there will be slight variations.

In the past year he has turned to other forms of printmaking, particularly drypoint and collagraph. Some recent prints are monoprints or monotypes, still using printmaking techniques but as one-offs, not editions. This is an exciting area for experiment and a lot of fun.

You can see more works by Anthony Hopkinson in his Pop-up Gallery here –