A Bit About Me
My name is Lisa and I am a printmaker based in York, originally from Woking. I discovered my passion for screen printing techniques whilst studying for an MA in Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University.
I enjoy creating images that are mysterious and intriguing, appealing yet also sinister. My background in children’s publishing has given me a fondness for bold, entertaining characters and vividly bright colour palettes which I like to combine with elements of the creepy and the bizarre. Flora and fauna, folklore and mythology are the main themes that influence my choice of imagery. I hand-make all my own prints; mainly producing limited-edition art prints, along with the occasional textile item, greeting cards and zines.
My work takes inspiration from mid 20th century printmakers such as Edward Bawden, Eric Ravillious and Enid Marx, alongside the neon colours and bold patterns of 1980s pop culture. I create my screen prints by hand-making my positives layer by layer, using paint and chinagraph pencil over a light box. With this method it can be hard to predict an image’s outcome, but for me this makes printing them all the more exciting.
I have recently put together a screen-printing workshop at my home in the suburbs of York called Slipper Print Studio. My hope is that, as well as advancing my own practice, I will be able to provide a resource for other printmakers in the area for whom screen printing is currently difficult to undertake locally due to a lack of equipped spaces.