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- Artist Bio
Sarah du Feu
Image size 40 x 50cm
Mounted size 53 x 65cm
Printed on acid free Somerset Velvet 280gsm paper
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
This monoprint was inspired by the beautiful Kentmere Horeshoe in the Lake District. As a child Sarah visited this area of Cumbria on frequent occasions as she had an aunt and uncle who owned a hotel in the area. Sarah and her husband have walked the Kentmere Horseshoe on a number of occasions, mostly doing recce’s for her husband who has run the fell race there. The mountains of the Lake District hold a special place in Sarah’s heart and she continues to visit as often as she can.
The palette of the Lake District landscape changes with the seasons from the bright greens of Spring to the vibrant reds and browns as the bracken changes colour at the end of the summer.
For this print, Sarah has put a base screen print down, 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:55 cm x W:63 cm