Résumé

Laura Boswell — Printmaker

7 Great Horwood Road, Winslow, Buckingham MK18 3LY
Tel: 07973 984119 / 01296 713372

laura@lauraboswell.co.uk
www.lauraboswell.co.uk

Résumé

Education

2011

PTLLS

Level Four

1984-87

University of Wales Aberstwyth

2:1 Joint Honours Visual Art/History of Art

1983-84

Harrow College of Higher Education

Diploma in Foundation Studies

Shows and Exhibitions

2019

Solo Show

Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Mandeville

2018

Solo Show

Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted

2018

Joint show and residency with James Boswell

RK Burt Gallery, London

2018

Printfest

Ulveston, Cumbria - selected exhibitor

2017

Solo Show

Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Mandeville

2016

Group Show

Blackheath Gallery London

2016

Art in Action

Waterperry Oxford

2016

Solo Show

Sunbury Gallery, Sunbury on Thames

2016

Solo Show

Upstairs Gallery Berkhamsted

2015

Solo Show

Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Mandeville

2015

Solo Show

Lombard Street Gallery, Margate

2015

Joint Show and Residency with Ian Phillips

RK Burt Gallery, Southwark, London

Regular shows and current galleries

Open Studio

Annual exhibition and demonstration

Bils and Rye

5 Market Place, Kirkbymoorside, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 6AB

Blue Stone Gallery

8 Old Swan Yard, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1AT

Buckinghamshire Craft Guild

Layby Farm, Old Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville, Bucks, HP22 5XJ

Claydon Gallery

The Courtyard, Claydon Estate, Middle Claydon, MK18 2EX

Erwood Station Gallery

Llandeilo Graban, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SJ

Fisherton Mill

108 Fisherton Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7QY

Galleri Pictor

Östra Storgatan 25, SE 266 32 Munka-Ljungby, Sweden

Gallery In The Lanes

25 Bedford Street, Norwich, NR2 1AG

Golden Hare Gallery

59 high street, Biggleswade, Beds, SG189JB

Lombard St Gallery

2 Lombard Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1EJ

Obsidian Art

Obsidian Gallery, Layby Farm, Old Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville, Bucks, HP22 5XJ

Right Angle Gallery

24 Manor Rd, Brackley , NN13 6AJ

The Biscuit Factory

Stoddart Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 1AN

The Upstairs Gallery

268 Berkhamsted High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1AQ

Walford Mill Crafts

Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL

Works in Public Collections

2013

MI-Lab Mokuhanga Print Collection Japan

2012

House of Lords

2012

Buckingham County Museum

2009

Nagasawa Art Park Collection Japan

1987

National Print Collection of Wales

Writing

Artist and Illustrators Magazine

monthly column

Public Art Projects

2017

Aylesbury Wayfinding signage

Illustrative panels of local icons for the town centre

2016

Gyosei Art Trail

7 large scale enamel artworks for the Grand Union Canal, Milton Keynes

2013

St Wilfrid Hospice Eastbourne

6 large scale woodblock prints

2013

Healing Arts Isle of Wight

14 woodblock prints for East Cowes Health Centre

2011

Leysdown Village Sign

Collaborative signage project ‘Can-do Signage’ for village regeneration

2010

Pepperpot Project

On-street painting event, prizewinning design, Wycombe Council

2009

Great Western Street

Solo project, street length enamel murals for transport regeneration project, Aylesbury, Bucks County Council

Consultancy

2015

Section Head for Printmaking

Art In Action, Waterperry

2013/14

Curator British Printmaking Exhibition

International Print Conference, Tokyo 2014

2013/14

Coordinator British Delegation

International Print Conference, Tokyo 2014

2012/3

Chairperson, Visual Images Group

Buckinghamshire Open Studios

2009

Artworks for Business

Coordinator

Residencies

2013

Mid-career residency, Japan

British artist, five week career development residency

2013

Museum of Nature in Art

Artist in residence, Gloucestershire

2010

Hand and Eye Press

Collaborative print project

2010

Missenden Abbey

Artist in Residence

2009

Nagasawa Art Park, Japan

British artist, eight week residency studying traditional Japanese Woodblock printing with master craftsmen and artists

2008

AJ Wells and Sons Enamellers

Artist in Residence

Teaching

2018

Regional Print Centre, Wrexham

Japanese woodblock

2018

Regional Print Centre, Wrexham

Keynote speaker, print Symposium 2018

ongoing

Claydon Estate

Summer School

2016

Oxford Summer School

Summer School

2014

Team Building for Senior Executive Team

Takeda UK

ongoing

RHS Wisley

Japanese woodblock

2013-15

Milton Keynes Arts Centre

Printmaking weekends

ongoing

Ardington school of Art and Craft

Printmaking weekends

Artist’s Statement

My primary interest in creating prints is to work with shape and colour. My subject matter is the rural landscape around me and, while I make observational drawings and photograph in the landscape, the design drawings that result in prints are very much my own creation in the studio. I am not particularly interested in producing an accurate reproduction of a specific site. I prefer to try and evoke a sense of place that is less about geography and more about mood and my chief ambition is provide enough space and ambiguity for the viewer to make the landscape their own. It is for that reason that I try never to add buildings or figures to work: preferring to leave the print empty ready for the viewer.

Unless I am working on a public art project, I work only in linocut or Japanese watercolour woodblock. I constantly strive to push these two processes in new directions, always manipulating the techniques to suit the images I intend to create rather than fitting my ideas into the demands of the print process. My two residencies in Japan to study the traditional methods of Edo Period Japanese woodblock printmaking have had a profound effect on my work, both visually and in disciplining my approach to printmaking. I am currently experimenting in linocut with many layered prints using transparent colours to catch a more immediate and painterly feel. I am also working on a small series of entirely traditional Japanese prints, cut into cherry, cutting a fine detail line or key block and producing the blocks and prints exclusively by Edo period methods.