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LOUISE SCAMMELLPrintmaker

LOUISE SCAMMELLPrintmaker

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Louise Scammell is a printmaker based in South Devon. She prints in her own studio in South Brent and teaches at Dartington Print Workshop.

Louise gathers ideas and inspiration for her work from walking on Dartmoor and from the South Devon coast where she dives, rows and fishes. She is happiest when she can translate her field sketches into prints. Copper, lino and wood and other materials are used to make plates and she enjoys the endless possibilities of mark making on the surface of the plates and the inevitable excitement of lifting the first print proof off the press - the start of a new edition . . .

A NEW PROJECT

I am a keen free diver and have wanted to make a body of work describing underwater landscapes for some years. The act of diving is an intense experience, the light and colour changing in a moment. I love the anticipation of seeing something shimmering, unknown, fleeting...

The idea of drawing both in and underwater started forming in my head. I wanted to be able to translate sketches directly into print, so I needed to find a way of printmaking to enable me to do this.

Luckily I found a course in Spain and in 2017 went to study a process called 'Mokulito.' a type of lithography using plywood instead of stone as the substrate whic allows reproduction of the drawn mark.



A NEW PROJECT

I am a keen free diver and have wanted to make a body of work describing underwater landscapes for some years. The act of diving is an intense experience, the light and colour changing in a moment. I love the anticipation of seeing something shimmering, unknown, fleeting...

The idea of drawing both in and underwater started forming in my head. I wanted to be able to translate sketches directly into print, so I needed to find a way of printmaking to enable me to do this.

Luckily I found a course in Spain and in 2017 went to study a process called 'Mokulito.' a type of lithography using plywood instead of stone as the substrate whic allows reproduction of the drawn mark.



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Louise Scammell

1978 | Lincoln College | ‘Conservation and Restoration of Traditional Arts and Crafts’

1981-96 | Freelance graphic illustrator

1998 onwards | member and teacher at Dartington Print Workshop

Last 9 years | Workshops with Schools and Teachers in Devon

2015 | Joined the Devon Guild of Craftsmen 2015

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Exhibitions

1998 | Dartington Gallery

1999 to present | Devon Open Studios

1999 | Mixed media exhibition | Nagi Moca Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

1999 | Bartley Drew Gallery, London

1999 | Trees of Dartington | Dartington Hall

2000 to present | ‘off the peg’ | Dartington

2000 | The deep blue and beyond | Cove’s Quay Gallery, Salcombe

2000 | Harbour House, Kingsbridge

2002 - 5 | Surface to Abyss | Solo Exhibition | National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

2002 | Impressions (the art of the printmaker) | On the Wild Side Gallery, Malvern

2012 | Birds | Birdwood House

2013 | The working landscape | Birdwood House

2015 | Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition | Mall Galleries

2016 | Fur Feather and Fin | Birdwood House