Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Cultural Refreshment at The Old Joint Stock…

We know Warley Woods is one of our favourite places in Bearwood but we love the fact that it is one of the stars of an art exhibition in Birmingham.

Carol Bowsher contacted welovebearwood to tell us all about her IN Print collection.

"The Old Joint Stock pub can provide more than a liquid refreshment interlude. It regularly shows the work of talented artists within its Theatre Foyer and Crush Bar, and from the 21 January an exhibition of drypoint engravings and monoprints will be on show by Carol Bowsher. The exhibition draws together a number works inspired by Birmingham’s fine architecture, houses, gardens and parks. These include studies of Winterbourne House and Garden, Warley Woods, Woodgate Valley Country Park, and a special limited edition print of the Old Joint Stock itself."

Carol has long been fascinated by the techniques of print making since studying Fine Art in Coventry.

‘Printmaking is a highly varied medium, it enables you to explore a subject and achieve different moods by individual mark making and inking and wiping of printing plates. It can produce fine architectural detail to bold sweeping marks. My sources of inspiration are the environment around me whether urban or the flowing lines of nature’.

In addition to producing engravings through cutting into the printing plate, Carol also produces monoprints by wiping ink off a blacked up surface.

Further details about the techniques and the work, together with around twenty prints, will be on show until the 29 March 2013.

To find out more about the exhibition or see more examples of her work visit Carol's website.

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