Alison D'OyleyFundamental to Alisonís practice is hand production from initial drawings to final prints. Having a passion for printmaking, particularly screenprint and linocut, her work explores the differences between these techniques. Inspiration mostly comes from the architectural shapes found in rural Leicestershire, plants being a frequent feature.
Detailed drawings are translated into screenprints, layered or hand-coloured. Heritage White paper is chosen because of its smoothness, giving a crisp finish to prints. Linocuts are bolder, hand-burnished onto Japanese paper, adding a translucency in contrast with the opacity of the ink. Hand-colouring sections of some prints renders each unique from its fellows.