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Annabelle Oppenheimer

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Artwork for Annabelle Oppenheimer

on Yatton Hill, collagraph with drypoint

olive I, collagraph

print collage

sentinels, woodcut

stellar, detail, etching

busy wagtails, collagraph

print collage

print collage


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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I make original prints in small editions or one-offs, using mainly intaglio (etching, drypoint, collagraph) and also relief (lino and woodcut) as well as monoprints. I enjoy experimenting and trying things out, be it a new process or new (to me) materials, which has its risks. I shall also being showing some collages made with my own monoprints and proofs as well as some paintings. The work always starts with drawing and I do use my own photos as reference only. Whatever the outcome I am constantly learning.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

I have always loved drawing and making. The printmaking process is completely absorbing. It can take hours or it can be surprisingly immediate and I have to keep doing it.
It is a journey of discovery and the moment of seeing the reveal as a new print is pulled off the press can be magical or can simply show me the next step.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

artist printmaker

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

After a brief stint in a graphic design studio in London, followed by a post graduate teaching year, I taught Art mainly in secondary schools in London, then Oxfordshire, then back to London, then Bedfordshire, then Herefordshire, continuing as much as possible to draw, paint and make prints. I have run a few workshops since retiring from teaching but have mainly focused on developing my own practice.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Maidstone College of Art, Chelsea School of Art, London, post graduate teaching certificate at Goldsmiths College, London, Hereford College of Art.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

h-Art 2021, 2022 and 2023 at own studio, Bromyard Artwork 2021, 2022, 2023, Take 4 Gallery, Ledbury 2023

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