For our Flora & Fauna Exhibition we are delighted that printmaker Teresa Winchester is back with us again.
Teresa is a printmaker who lives and works in Brighton on an ancient Columbian press dating back to 1842 at the BIP studio in Kemptown.
She studied printmaking at Goldsmiths and has returned to working on lino prints in recent years after painting for some while.
Also a storyteller there is an element of magic narrative and a sense of the dream world in her prints, which are sometimes inspired by the books Teresa read as a young girl. Storytelling is a very fundamental activity to mankind and we all tell them. Teresa seeks to create images where we can find our own stories and she wants the viewer to wonder what is happening!
Some themes are traditional with a unique twist, and others do not have a text but aim to spark memories and individual ideas…where are these animals going on this very unlikely journey?
Images are created from imaginary worlds often recalling that place before sleep where girls dance with hares and rabbits garlanded with red flowers race through dark forests.
And the moon is always shining.
A love of the natural world and the beauty of plant and animal life enriches Teresa’s work.
On her travels to faraway countries Teresa records her experiences in countless sketchbooks to provide ideas and inspiration until she can return to her studio.
Having worked in all areas of printmaking it is relief printing she enjoys the most. The way in which the method of working refines what you do and the whole process of cutting out the lino followed by that magic moment when you pull back the paper to reveal the image! Wonderful!
Teresa’s work is with us, including this new print Three Eggs which we feel should be hanging in a child’s bedroom somewhere, until the middle of May so be quick! We also have Teresa’s greetings cards in stock and there is a huge range of her designs to choose from.