artworks by Susie Perring
Nowadays I work almost entirely in aquatint (images made up entirely of tones, with no drawn lines) or make monoprints painted directly on the printing plate.
I love aquatints for the range of contrast possible, and for the velvety effect it gives, especially with darker colours. Much of the work is made using multiple plates, which are laborious to create, but give wonderful luminous colours in the prints. Almost all of the prints on show are aquatints.
I went to the London College of Printing in 1963-1967, and then worked as a graphic designer in the 60s and 70s. In 1984, I started full time as an artist, specialising as a printmaker in etchings, line and aquatint. I also taught print at the LCP and for the Outreach programme of Dulwich Picture Gallery's Education Department.
I have also been commissioned for complete editions destined for P&O liners: Oriana, The Pride of Rotterdam, The Pride of Hull and Queen Mary 2.
I have had prints shown at six Royal Academy summer exhibitions and regularly show work at galleries here and abroad. This year includes:
South Bank Printmakers group Show February
Gallerytop Rowsley Derbyshire, Group show February
Bevere Gallery Worcester group show - June
Wills Art Warehouse Alphabet Exhibition May
GPA @ Morley Gallery London March
Glasgow Art Fair Half Moon Studio March
New Ashgate Gallery Farnham Group Show April
Rostra Gallery Bath 5 Person Show April/May
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition June to August
St Martins Crypt Gallery SBP Group Show June
Art for Youth Mall Galleries October
Affordable Art Fair with Half Moon Studio October