2020 – a wild printmaking trip!
2020, what a year! In its early months, I made the decision to turn a decade-long hobby of printmaking into something ‘more serious’. I experimented with new techniques and materials, and my head nearly overflowed with inspirations and ideas. By June, I’d bought my own little printing press (I couldn’t access my local studio during the Covid-19 lockdown) and was setting up a studio nook at home, finally allowing the dining room table to be used for its intended purpose again. By August, I realised that I craved to be part of a community of like-minded people, and I found a most supportive and encouraging group of printmakers at the Artists’ Society of Canberra (ASOC). With this group’s experience and energy, I found myself taking part in my first art exhibition by October.
And this weekend, I won first prize in printmaking at ASOC’s spring exhibition! Wow, what an amazing journey this has been.
The winning entry is my handcoloured linoprint/solar etching “Spotted Pardalotes in Clematis”. Thanks again to @birdbirdington for permission to adapt his wonderful photos. This is a limited edition (total of 15 prints) and available to purchase https://fenjatringl.com.au/gallery/.