Rosie Montford

29 Needlemakers, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 7JH

Rosie Montford

My practice explores the dialogue between walking and drawing. ‘The Song of the Path’ prints are inspired by paths that resonate with me.

Selected Works

Personal Statement

As a travelling artist, my practice explores the dialogue between walking and drawing. I seek out landscapes from which I can physically combine my disciplines of drawing and printmaking, carrying forward the work drawn on my travels back in my studio. For me, pausing to draw whilst out walking is a way of locating myself in the landscape. I work fluidly and build an image up in layers then select which ones I want to make prints from using a printing press in my workroom. It is a quiet, gradual process – usually working with lino that I cut into, making separate colour blocks and experimenting placing them in varying sequences. I print on paper and only in small print runs as I want to keep the sense of something made by hand. A recent theme: ‘The Song of the Path’ is inspired by paths that resonate with me: a golden yellow path; threadlike paths weaving an angular form down a hillside; a drifting tidal path. I have started to experiment with etching lino and the freer textural marks give a more flowing translation of a drawing and remind me of paths that sing out of the hillside itself.

Additional Information

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