My work is experimental, abstract, and embossed. Collagraph, etching, watercolor, collage, and encaustic works. My main love is abstracting the essence of the landscape in richly colored textured works, often enhanced with silver and gold leaf. Recent works include a series of watercolor paintings with collagraph embossings.
My early experience as a theatrical designer has led to a sculptural approach to printmaking, and I have developed a method of inking using the different levels of the plate, mixing primary colours on the plate, thus producing a shimmer of color, much as lighting a stage set.
My work develops through the materials I use. My on-going fascination is with erosion, weather patterns, natural textures, growth formations, and universal organic forms. – Brenda Hartill
“Eye in the Sky III”, 2020, Mixed Media Framed
“B&W Sheets II”, Etching
“Warm July IV”, 2020, Embossed Watercolour