DeborahVass

Printmaker and Painter

Diss, England On Etsy since 2017

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DeborahVass

Printmaker and Painter

Diss, England | 711 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to my Etsy shop! I create linoprints and etchings inspired by nature. Thank you for looking at my work. Please do contact me if you have any questions about any of the items on display, and, if you can't find what you are looking for, and would like to commission a favourite bird, please do get in touch.

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Last updated on 25 Oct, 2020

Welcome to my Etsy shop! I create linoprints and etchings inspired by nature. Thank you for looking at my work. Please do contact me if you have any questions about any of the items on display, and, if you can't find what you are looking for, and would like to commission a favourite bird, please do get in touch.

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Studio life

Although my work encompasses a variety of mediums, the common thread is a celebration of nature.
I draw and make studies in my sketchbooks throughout the year and these sketches can evolve into painting and prints, months or even years later. They are a way of capturing the fleeting changes of the season and are often snatched responses to moments in nature.
I love the activity of printmaking . I love the combination of art and craft and find the process of carving out a print in lino both meditative and addictive. Such images arrive slowly and are frequently the result of several quite separate sketches. Birds are a favourite subject, and I like to try to capture their behaviour and habitat in the final composition.
I need little encouragement to disappear for hours in to the studio! Having combined my artwork with a career in teaching English, I grab and relish what time I have.
My painting is always from life and I tend to paint quickly, and until it is finished, in the garden or in the landscape to capture the plant or moment that fired me.
My printmaking is a slower, more thoughtful process, combining sketches and ideas over several days. My press is a converted mangle, a somewhat capricious beast, and I love the final reveal of printing at the end of the planning and carving process.
My studio is an outbuilding overlooking the garden. My printing press is a converted mangle, a rather eccentric contraption where the wooden rollers have been covered in steel, and I love cranking the handle watching the print emerge from under the printing blankets. While the studio can be very cold in winter, in Spring and Summer it overlooks the garden of old apple trees where I can observe the birds and visiting wildlife. It is very peaceful and I am happily cut off from any other distractions. Sadly, I do have to emerge occasionally!

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Last updated on 24 Apr, 2017
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Each print is wrapped in cellophane, then in two layers of white archival tissue with ribbon. An additional layer of card is included to ensure it doesn't bend. If you have any specific instructions, for example, a birthday message, please let me know and I will be happy to meet your requirements.

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