Many moons ago my art foundation year was spent covered in ink, scavenging any textures I could find, and printing, printing, printing.
I’ve ventured back into screen printing (takes up a lot of space in our small studio) and Gocco printing (discontinued supplies make it very expensive and almost impossible to find) but neither are very practical at the moment.
The printing passion was reignited when I discovered gelli plates and wow has that released some creative freedom to explore and experiment with texture that I just can’t achieve digitally.
There’s something about the unpredictability of printing, the happy accidents and exploration of colour that for me cannot be replicated any other way. I still do some digital editing on my final artwork but the printing without a doubt is my favourite part of the process.