Printmakers’ Printmaker

Over the Printfest weekend each year, we ask the exhibiting artists to nominate their favourite printmaker. That artist becomes our Printmakers’ Printmaker, an accolade which is particularly meaningful to artists as it reflects recognition by their peers. They are awarded a free stand for the following year.

Printmakers’ Printmakers:

2022 – Gail Mason
2019 – Helen Murgatroyd
2018 – Flora McLachlan
2017 – Georgina Bown
2016 – a year out
2015 – Fouzia Zafar
2014 – Joanna Bourne
2013 – Rosemary Vanns
2012 – Ross Loveday
2011 – Angela Harding
2010 – Henrietta Corbett
2009 – Julia Manning
2008 – Raymond Higgs
2007 – Simon Ripley
2004 – Shelley Burgoyne

Printmakers’ Printmaker 2022 ~ Gail Mason

Exuberant gestural painterly monotypes full of movement, weather, air and space. Sensitive colour is used to explore the emotional landscape through imagined and unseen places. Aiming to offer a sense of perspective, invite reflection and utilise the restorative and hopeful aspects of nature. Capitalising on the chance mark, and working in layers of transparency to create depth, texture and form, these unique award-winning intuitive works cross the bridge between painting and printmaking. Based at Spike Print Studio Bristol as a tutor in both oil-based and silkscreen printmaking since completing a Masters in Multi-disciplinary Printmaking in 2004.