I am thrilled to have been chosen to be one of the Artists in Residence next year at Ochre Print Studio. It is such a wonderful opportunity to have been given so roll on 2020, I can’t wait to get started!
With a degree in Graphic Design and many years following a computer-based career as a Graphic Designer, I was missing the joy of creating something with my hands so, in 2018, I enrolled on a beginners printmaking course. I fell in love with printmaking straight away; the smell of the lino, the thrill of peeling back a print from the plate and the slow, methodical process of creating plates, and have been developing my printmaking ever since.
During the year I will be working on a project called Hidden in Plain Sight, using it as an opportunity to improve my lino printing skills and to learn other printmaking techniques in greater depth.
The aim of the project is to encourage the viewer to see overlooked or ‘ugly’ buildings in the local area with a fresh perspective by recreating them as striking prints. I recently completed a lino print of Tolworth Tower which is the first building in this series.
In addition to participating in the diverse range of courses available at Ochre and having the time to develop my work, I’m also really looking forward to getting to know the Ochre community better which has been so kind, helpful and welcoming to me so far.
Tom Wynne Owen
I am thrilled to accept the post of Artist in Residence at the Ochre print studios. I can’t wait to start working alongside all the friendly printmaking people I have met so far and meeting many more.
Originally I was dedicated to painting and drawing as my primary means of making Art. In recent years I have been starting to explore the possibilities of printmaking. I have lots more to learn and I already have lots of thoughts about how I can use the wonderful facilities at Ochre.
I would like to thank Ochre very much for the opportunity.