I am a painter/printmaker living close to the Suffolk coast and it is the unique character of the coastal landscape which continues to be a constant source of inspiration to me.In my work I intend to celebrate every aspect of this landscape..to communicate an atmosphere of place and the feelings of folk.. a story of magical ordinariness!
Narrative has become of great importance in my work, both in composition and also in the ever increasing passages of text which accompany each image. I am not concerned with portraying an exact realistic copy of a particular place, person,or animal but rather its essence by using a distortion of scale or perspective, a patchwork of unconnected parts found in a landscape.
I have worked for many years as a printmaker making detailed handmade collagraph blocks which are printed on an etching press and then handcoloured in many washes of watercolour paint. A recent development has been the highly detailed, quirky mixed media paintings which have prompted the birth of "The Dawdling Day Illustration Company"! My ever growing collection of giclee prints and canvas blocks and limited edition cards!
A selection of my images can also be found as part of The Green Pebble range of greeting cards and can also be found in the following books."Collagraph" and "Aldeburgh-a story about the sea"
My work is always available from a core of galleries who have been very supportive over the years and have provided the opportunity to exhibit in such places as The Affordable Art Fair in London and New York. I have also exhibited in The Mall and Bankside Galleries ,London. I am a member of the Norwich Print Fair group who are a very inspiring and supportive group and who exhibit annually in Norwich and at other venues throughout the year.
I can also be found at http://mandywaldenartistprintmaker.blogspot.co.uk
MANDY WALDEN 2015