Simon Tozer ‘Nellie’
A large yacht skims the water, the crew looking rather antlike are grouped together at the back of the boat. The surface of the sea is broken with ramdom shapes and textures, and a curiously solid cloud looms in the background. The ship is based on a J Class racing yacht.
‘Nellie’ is a handmade screen print on 285gsm Fabriano Rosaspina paper, in a small limited edition of 40, created in 2017. It is signed, titled and numbered in pencil.
The paper size is 50 x 35 cm, the image size is 44.5 x 26 cm.
The print is sold unframed.
Size: H:35 cm x W:50 cm
Simon Tozer is an award winning printmaker based in Bristol. Simon Tozer's screen prints are constructed images, built up through the layering of translucent colours and through a combination of hand drawn and digital mark making. He is currently working on imagery relating to the sky and sea. The images are a response to the idea of expansiveness: drifting clouds that cross the elemental boundary of land and water, and the reorientation of the sense of self that occurs when, on arriving at the ocean we encounter that vastness of space and the hypnotic attraction of the sea. Simon initially studied painting at Portsmouth, only taking up printmaking later while living in Oxford, where he was the recipient of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies Award for print. He became interested in screen print when completing an MA in Print at Chelsea College of Art in 1990. Whilst at Chelsea he received the British Institution Fund Award for Printmaking. In London he worked for some years as a scenic painter and muralist, creating murals as far afield as Moscow and Kenya. Simon exhibits widely, and his work has been included in several prestigious exhibitions including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal West of England Autumn Open, and The National Open Print Exhibition. He moved to Bristol in 2002, and produces his prints, as well as teaching screen print, from his studio near Bristol’s Harbourside.
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