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Midnight Observatory by Elaine Marshall [2012]


etching and aquatint

Edition number 69

Image size: H:20 cm x W:13.5 cm

Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:37.5 cm x W:27.5 cm x D:.03cm

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An etching and aquatint depicting the Royal Observatory at midnight in winter, printed from a copper plate in deep blue. This view of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park as seen from One Tree hill is very near where I live and work In Greenwich, London.

Elaine Marshall was born and still lives in Greenwich . She studied painting at Goldsmiths' College School of Art,
and then followed a postgraduate course at the Slade school of Fine Art . She was awarded the David Murray landscape
scholarship.More recently Elaine gained a B.A. Hons Degree in Book Arts from the London Institute,
a change of direction involving creating artists' books. At her studio in Greenwich Elaine works in several printmaking techniques. As well as making etchings
and collagraphs on her Rochat etching press, a recent acquisition of an 1850 Albion relief printing press has
inspired a series of colour lino cuts on the patterns of mazes and labyrinths, and multiple images of imaginary
butterfies and insects.Inspiration has also come from travels in France,Andalucia, Morocco and Nepal.
Artist treks to the remote Himalayan Village of Ghandrung have produced a series of etchings which were
exhibited in a touring exhibition in Kathmandu and the UK . Elaine is a founder member and currently gallery manager of Greenwich Printmakers, and also 
participates in the Greenwich Open Studios.Recent exhibitions include the Royal Academy Summer exhibition; 
RWA Open Print Bristol and Originals 05 at the Mall Gallery. Elaine's work is in many private and 
public collections including the National Maritime and the Victoria and Albert museums.

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