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- Artist Bio
Sarah du Feu
From Harlyn 1
Image size 30 x 64 cm
Mounted size 45 x 78 cm
Printed on acid free Somerset Velvet 280gsm paper
This monoprint was inspired by a small strip of the North Cornwall Coast, specifically on the coast path between Harlyn and Trevone. This has been a place of retreat for Sarah for many years. The geography and the landscape are forever changing as the sea and the elements work their influence on the beaches and the cliff tops. The mood of the land can change in an instant from warm, sunny and benign to threatening, dark and stormy. This shifting and flux caused by the sea, the light, and the weather is one of the reasons Sarah is so drawn to capturing this landscape in her prints.
Sarah usually puts a base screen print down, often printed in a blend of colours, before starting the process of adding the layers. The next layers are added using stencils, oil based ink and a large piece of lino. The stencils are cut carefully to follow the natural contours of the land and the sea. They are added slowly, sometimes over several days and weeks to allow for drying time. Colours are chosen carefully, building up a rich, textural surface, out of a palette consistent across a lot of Sarah’s work.
Although Sarah’s monoprints tend to be printed in groups of three or four, each print is unique, as she uses different stencils and slightly different colours for each one.
Size: H:45 cm x W:78 cm