Prints by Anne Russell, 12 April – 21 May 2016.
Anne Russell is a Scottish printmaker, born in 1961 in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands. Her first degree was a BA (Hons) Fine Art from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen in 1986, which was followed by a postgraduate Diploma in Printmaking from Glasgow School of Art in 1987. Anne worked as printmaking technician at the former Dundee Printmakers Workshop and the Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio, editioning co-publications, delivering etching, lithography, and relief painting courses to adults, special needs students, school pupils and teachers.
Anne has been involved with a variety of art-related projects, including Art Tutor for Life with Art, a charity supporting young and disabled people through education in the arts. She was also a tutor for Perthshire Adult Community Education arts group C.A.C.E., the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and many others. Anne also worked for NHS Tayside in mental health support for six years before returning to printmaking. She now creates her own prints at DCA Print Studio.
About her artwork Anne says:
The sky, the light, the constant change of weather all influence my work and mood. While out walking I am habitually searching my surroundings for patterns and colours with a view to translating it into one of my prints. Within my work I mean to suggest a time of day or a memory, creating the sense of a place and how I see it. For me as a printmaker the actual printing process has to be a labour of love, as there are so many technical challenges and stages to master before the final print is pulled. After 30 years as a printmaker I am ever more intrigued by the possibilities and chance happenings that take place and seem to miraculously appear during the printmaking process.
McNaughtan’s will be displaying a range of Anne’s beautiful prints in the gallery. We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.