Tammy Smith studied traditional animation in Bournemouth, loves life drawing and has since dabbled in digital print, motion graphics and visual effects..
Tammy has a passion for physical, tactile art in contrast to creating pixel perfect images within digital art. In regards to current practice, she explores randomness and the physicality of surfaces and objects by obscuring and working in layers to obliterate traditional meaning and create new possibilities.
She now has the printmaking bug and continues to develop her ideas through both open access sessions and workshops run by established artists.
Her latest printmaking processes feature a mixture of photo etchings and collage/mixed media. For more information please visit my website:
Born in Liverpool, Kate studied Fine Art (BA) Hons at London’s Goldsmiths College, followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in the Cultural History and Theory of Photography at the London College of Printing. Since then Kate has had a long and on going career in Film and TV Animation working for Warner Brothers and Disney amongst others, and on many popular children’s TV series, as a Design and Layout Artist and Art Director.
From 2010 Kate gradually returned to her own studio practice, rediscovering printmaking at London’s City Lit College, as a member of London Print Studio and a Key Holder member at Seacourt Print Workshop in Bangor, Co. Down.
Originally a painter, Kate gravitates toward the more expressive painterly methods of printmaking, although she prefers not to confine herself to anyone discipline, enjoying experimenting with different techniques and combining methods. Lithography is a particular passion, one which Kate is only beginning to investigate, having worked with Waterless, Zinc plate and Stone in the last two years.
Kate’s subject matter is mostly informed by her fascination and knowledge of the natural world, inspired by the abundance of extraordinary pattern, texture and form to be found on close inspection, from aquatic life in rock pools to the complex gills structure of a fungus. “Landscapes” are then created which bring in to play musings on order and chaos, mixing her own esoteric marks and symbols, merging factual observation with more imaginary contemplations or compositions. The artist says: ” Typically I depict flora and fauna which are gently odd, unfamiliar, or sometimes overly repeated. This in turn creates a visual tension suggesting an underlying narrative, often one of disquiet or anxiety. Issues of damage, loss and extinction are key concerns for me. On a literal level this refers to the outside world, the endangered fragile natural environment constantly threatened by man’s intervention, but it could also point to a reflection on a more personal interior terrain.”
Kate’s work is held in the V&A Print Archive and in many private collections in the UK and abroad. She is a member of the Print Makers Council and the Beds, Bucks and Herts Print Society.
East London Printmakers is pleased to announce the release of its 2017 workshop Calendar. Head on over to our courses booking page and check out all the new dates for next years workshops.
We’ve got a whole bunch of workshops ranging from our good old classic Beginner classes, some Intermediate workshops for those looking to develop their practice further and some specialist technical workshops for anyone who wishes to expand their creative horizons.
ELP prides is self on offering the best facilities for both new and experienced printmakers, at an affordable price. All of our tutors are experienced and knowledgable printmakers in their field of practice and will endeavour to make your time at ELP as enjoyable and resourceful as possible.
CLICK HERE to view all our forth coming workshop dates for the remainder of 2016 and all of 2017.
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