JEANNELISE EDELSTEN – ARTIST PRINTMAKER

An upbringing in the French countryside and a current life in semi rural England has led me to focus on displacement and memory. My work is informed by my own human history and the memories attached to it: I explore my own human condition and the work is inspired by my French childhood watching my father restoring antiques and work with wood as well as seeing both my parents creating refined furniture and paintings in the Chinese lacquer style.

My recent work has been inspired by nature mainly, particularly spring flowers and the lanscape. I use them to create series of images which are abstract or figurative.

I love creating hand pulled prints using the monotype method which requires a high level of confidence in colour mixing and creates one off prints. The drypoint blossom series is inspired from the orchard at Raymond Blanc’s Manoir des Quat’saisons hotel.

For my paintings, I have created my own method of making a cracked background which provides me with a distressed surface to work upon. I layer gold, silver and copper leaves which I fix with vanish and then build tones with pigments to create abstracted landscapes.

 

Winter exhibition 2014 [2] 2

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