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HJ Jackson

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Artist Statement

I cut my first piece of lino and produced a small single colour print during my last months at school in 1953. At the time, I had no way of knowing that 60 years later I would still be printmaking. This print was instrumental in helping me to obtain a place at the Norwich School of Art the following year. It was also directly responsible for me pursuing linocutting as a craft.

I produced my first editioned print in 1958. The subject matter was the ‘Entrance to Melton Constable Station’. I had used the station for almost five years on my way to and from Norwich, but, within a few months, the station had virtually closed. The closure of the railway coincided with the ending of my period at the Norwich School of Art and I felt that I should try to record the disappearing scene.

This work set the style of subject matter I would later choose – the disappearing railway, old houses and streets about to make way for the developer; and what was to become my main inspiration, the declining fishing industry.

On leaving Art School, I lost the use of the print-room equipment and although I could purchase tools, ink, rollers, lino etc., I realised that I would have to dispense with the services of a printing press. I finally settled on a ‘tobacco tin’ as the ideal burnishing tool – I still use this method today.

After working for over 30 years in Marketing, I was able to pursue printmaking ‘full time’ in 1995. I have since had several one-man and collaborative exhibitions, am a Senior Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and also a member of the Society of Wood Engravers.
 

 

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