Stephen Robson joined Greenwich Printmakers in 2010. He went to goldsmith’s. college and has a background in teaching and working in photography. He is strongly drawn to the work of arCsts such as Samuel Palmer, Edward Hopper and Paul Nash. The Thames estuary and the coast of Norfolk and Suﬀolk have been favourite subjects.
I have chosen these images as I like the dull and gloomy colours used. I also like the lack of details in the images, giving it more of a simple but eﬀecCve look to it. The lack of colour makes it much more eﬀecCveness making it more gloomy.
Steve Robson uses etching and mono-‐prinCng as a technique, and possibly water colour or prinCng ink to add to the picture. In a lot of his images he has an object or a place that your eye is drawn to. In some examples the sea or sky are the eye catching bit.
Other ArCst’s Paul Nash
Samuel Palmer You can see where Samuel Palmer has inﬂuenced robson’s work, because of the dark, gloomy feel, and lack of detail. The inﬂuence in hopper’s work is clear in the lack of detail, and large amount of empCness. The inﬂuence can be seen in Nash's work as what it is, is unclear, like robson’s work.
Diana CroT Diana Cro) is a painter and printmaker who specialises in making hand-‐produced collographs in small ediCons. The prints are richly coloured and textured, oTen using layers of hand-‐made papers and gold and silver-‐leaf. Although given ediCon numbers, the prints all vary resulCng in each one being a unique piece I like these images for the simplicity of the pictures. These images are fairly similar to the Leigh on sea pictures, except they are of the countryside instead. I like the style of using Cssue paper to add colour. However I did not like using this technique, as it is quite ﬁddly, and hard to make look good. However if you
Leigh on sea artwork Work by a variety of arCsts whose work we saw at leigh on sea where we visited to take photographs and experiment with painCng and using graphic pencils.
Published on Nov 22, 2012