For me there are occasions when I’ve made a print and it inspires me to create a painting with a similar idea and composition in mind. Then at other times it works the other way round and I create a print inspired by one of my paintings. They are not intended to be copies of the other but instead are simply different workings of the same idea or image in my mind but by different media.
I have been printmaking since discovering collagraph and drypoint at art school in the early 1980’s. I joined Oxford Printmakers Co Op in 1986 and have since introduced over a thousand people to these techniques through workshops and weekend courses. They are a lot of fun, easy to learn and add greatly to an artist’s repertoire. Elected to membership of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) in 2015 I continue to oscillate between the creative process of painting and printmaking seeing both simply as variations on ways to make a mark.
The subject is always from imagination. Inspiration is drawn from many sources as other images, dreams, the real world, stories and the forgotten things all merge in the wandering mind.”
Nicola Slattery RBA, 2017