Brooke Lambert

Collagraph prints with gouache

Artist contact info:

207-272-7730

brookelambertartist@gmail.com

http://www.facebook.com/brookelambertprintmaker

 

Spring 2019 Exhibit Location #12  Wheelchair Accessible

Newton Free Library  
330 Homer Street
Newton Centre
 
 
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Artist Bio

Growing up in Maine, I was always enthralled by the color, shapes, and textures of the ocean and wildflowers along the coast. My collagraph prints evoke this landscape and oceanscape. As a student at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, I had the opportunity to work with Eduardo Roca, a master printmaker from Cuba, who taught me the process of collagraph printmaking: attaching found materials to a matboard plate in a low relief sculpture with gesso, applying ink to the plate with an intaglio process, and running it through a press with paper to make a print that is both colored and embossed. I adapted this process, which is traditionally very rich and dark, by making very light-colored prints and then painting them with gouache or watercolor, producing the vibrant, luminescent colors seen in my prints.

My prints recently have been shown in Maine and in the Boston area. My next solo show will be at Temple Habonim in Providence, RI, in September-October 2019.


Artist Statement


My prints are primarily collagraphs because I am drawn to the sculptural qualities and rich range of color I can achieve in this way of working. I think of my plates as sculptures in their own right. Printing and painting them, however, gives me the option to vary my images with changes in color, value, and texture.
My Sea Changes prints are intended to suggest the abundance of nature and beauty of the ocean. The physicality of making the plates -- ripping, tearing, and stapling of fabric and mesh and slathering of gesso—contrasts to the light and comforting images these prints present.





 

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