I create richly coloured and textured hand pulled limited edition and unique silkscreen prints and mixed media collages. My inspiration is initially derived from my travels, to countries as diverse as India and Greece. My prints and collages are not representations of places, but contain elements from observation mixed with my own emotional responses and experiences.
All my work explores the interaction of abstract shapes and colour relationships, contrasting controlled, regular elements of structure with looser and more irrational mark making.
Bold and expressive colour combinations have always excited me. Having been trained in textiles, experimentation with colour, shape and texture is something which comes naturally. My work often combines the use of print and collage, and my collages are all assembled using fragments of my own prints. Screenprinting allows me to experiment with vibrant colour combinations and textures, beginning by printing areas of flat colour, and then building up layers of textures and coloured marks.
I have exhibited both locally and nationally for a number of years, and my work is suitable for any contemporary environment.
You can find more information about myself and my work on my website www.christinecalow.co.uk