Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Maggie Walker

On Friday, Pat and I went to a private view at Gateshead Library Gallery. The show was by Maggie Walker, whom I once knew as the owner of a really good little commercial gallery in Newcastle, called the Clayton Gallery. The sort of gallery we could do with more of in this region.

I really liked her paintings which are made by a form of printing. She told me she knits up the fabric herself - quite a feat, it seems to me, given that some of the pictures are pretty large - and then soaks them in acrylic paint. Then, with the help of her partner, she lays them onto the (damp?) canvas. One or two were also run through a press to make the marks more positive.

Interesting idea. And certainly interesting paintings.

4 comments:

marja-leena said...

Printed paintings...I'd like to see them. Sort of blurs the border between the two. I remember one I did a long time ago except I didn't knit anything and just pressed the paint by hand with crushed papers.

harrybell said...

I've used that method too, though only once. Maggie's method lends itself to water media, however.

--Harry

JafaBrit's Art said...

What an intriguing process she uses.

I like your blog template and your new banner (or has that been there a while and I just noticed arg!!!!!!)

Anyway it is looking good.

harrybell said...

Hi Corrine, glad you like the new look. I changed over on Ist June, but that's OK.