Rosie Montford

29 Needlemakers, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 7JH

Rosie Montford

Landscape linocuts mainly from routes in Sussex and drawings.

Selected Works

Personal Statement

I studied Fine Arts at Camberwell College, University of the Arts, London, the philosophy of learning through making staying with me. I seek out landscapes from which I can combine my disciplines of drawing and printmaking. Being on the path is an important source of inspiration for me and I have followed various routes both here and abroad, pausing to draw in a sketchbook en route, carrying forward the work drawn on my travels back in the studio. Responding to colour in the landscape is a theme that I seek out and return to again and again in my prints. I work into sheets of lino by cutting into it or etching the surface to produce a more textural effect. Through the printing process, the contrast of the cut shaped elements with the softer etched dappled mottled areas produces a vibrant image composed of many layers. I am a member of The Sussex Guild and regularly show my work with this highly respected group of designers and makers of various disciplines. I was a member of The London Print Studio, where I made silkscreens and Morley College, London where I studied bookbinding and Japanese woodblock printing.

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