Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Macclesfield Silk Museum Open Art Exhibition 2013 - 2014

Macclesfield Silk Museum has its first open art exhibition on right now through to 1st February 2014. I was lucky enough to be chosen to exhibit two illustrations representative of my work.

All my work is initially inked by hand then scanned into the pc to be tweaked digitally. The illustrations on display are professional matt laminated prints mounted in bespoke frames.

These are created by building a solid pine frame coated in papier-mâché and carefully painting it with enamel before giving it a layer of matt varnish. The effect goes some way to being a three dimensional manifestation of my illustration style. Each mount is then signed discretely in pencil, the print located, the glass secured and everything assembled.


The gallery space has an intimate vibe with a wide variety of work on display. It’s obvious to see the hard work gone into selecting such a diverse range of styles. I went along to the preview evening and enjoyed meeting several staff and contributors to chat casually about my work. The positive feedback they gave was encouraging and appreciated. It's a thrill to be part of the Museum's first exhibition of its kind.

Each piece comes as an illustration print, mounted, signed and presented in a bespoke frame. They are available to order via the museum until the end of the exhibition for the special price of £85.

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