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Laura Boswell

Laura Boswell

Residence Period: 2019.03.01-2019.03.28

Laura Boswell

Residence Plan
I will travel in Japan prior to the residency to draw and photograph in gardens and parks. I will produce a short series of woodblock prints on the theme of contained landscape, looking at how the impression of scale and wilderness can be retained within a small boundary. The set will connect together either organically through colour and composition or more formally as pairs of diptych prints. My ambition is to extend my printmaking skills and challenge my conceptions of landscape.

Artist Profile
1) Elected to Royal Society of Painter Printmakers 2017
2) Prints selected by UK House of Lords 'Prints for the Nation' collection 2012
3) Book 'Making Japanese Woodblock Prints', Crowood Press, publication 2019

Base of Activity: Buckinghamshire, England
Media Used: Linocut and Japanese woodblock printmaking

Laura Boswell is a British printmaker with a degree in Art History/Visual Art and a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. Her landscape prints reflect her study time in Japan: she works with transparent pigments, impulsive line and brushwork. She teaches, writes for Artists and Illustrators Magazine and her book 'Making Japanese Woodblock Prints' appears next year. Her prints feature in national collections including the House of Lords and the Library of Wales.