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 . . .

Some of Louise’s small prints and cards can be bought from this website. The larger works that you can see in the site galleries can be viewed and purchased from (real!) galleries throughout the South West of England. Click the i for links.

A NEW PROJECT

During the Summer of 2017 Louise travelled to southern Spain to learn the technique of Mokulito from the leading expert Ewa Budka. It has acted as a catalyst for her to embark on an exciting new body of work.

Mokulito is a form of wood lithography using plywood, images can be worked both onto and into the surface of the wood.

Spending time underwater on the south coast between Plymouth and Dartmouth, she has photographed and sketched images which she is using as inspiration for her printing plates.

She will describe an environment - not familiar to everyone - a place where conditions change quite suddenly, where vast shoals can appear and disappear in an instant, where surprises are hidden in rafts of kelp and small exquisite life forms catch the underwater artists discerning eye.

A huge wealth of material from which to work…

A NEW PROJECT

During the Summer of 2017 Louise travelled to southern Spain to learn the technique of Mokulito from the leading expert Ewa Budka. It has acted as a catalyst for her to embark on an exciting new body of work.

Mokulito is a form of wood lithography using plywood, images can be worked both onto and into the surface of the wood.

Spending time underwater on the south coast between Plymouth and Dartmouth, she has photographed and sketched images which she is using as inspiration for her printing plates.

She will describe an environment - not familiar to everyone - a place where conditions change quite suddenly, where vast shoals can appear and disappear in an instant, where surprises are hidden in rafts of kelp and small exquisite life forms catch the underwater artists discerning eye.

A huge wealth of material from which to work…

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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