'Foxgloves' stone lithography and letterpress print by Fiona Hamilton.
Printed on 285gsm Fabriano Rosaspina paper.
Paper measures 40cm x 55cm.
Signed and numbered in an edition of 10.
This stone lithography and letterpress print uses both litho crayon and tusche to create a delicate illustration of foxgloves from Ashton Court. This piece was heavily influenced by the Poisonous Plants and Garden Flowers series’ of lithographs and wood engravings by John Nash.
Text reads: Common Foxglove. Digitalis Purpurea.
About the artist:
Fiona Hamilton is a Bristol based printmaker. Her work explores the ecological sublime and an appreciation of the majesty of nature. She uses detailed intaglio etching, drypoint, lithography and chine collé to draw the viewer into an ethereal landscape that has an impact on our sense of place in relation to the natural world. She uses primarily black and white with natural tones of chine collé and sometimes layers of lithographic texture to introduce warmth to the stark palette and to invoke a sublime emotional connection. She works from sketches, photographs, notes and memory to create her prints.
Fiona has an MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking from The University of the West of England (2023). Previously she studied Graphic Fine Art at Canterbury (2002) and established Soma Gallery in 2004.