I caught up with illustrator Lucy Davey this afternoon, whose bold screen prints will be appearing in Volume 2 of The Print Shop.
I used to admire Lucy's work at the SNAP gallery in town, so I was delighted when she moved into the Drawn in Bristol studio towards the end of last year. While I was busily chatting away to her, Lucy was hard at work making a series of striking layered prints, in her trademark graphic style. I asked Lucy what she liked about screen printing; 'It's nice to do something which doesn't involve looking at a screen,' an activity which, I'm sure a lot of you will agree, dominates a large part of our practice (I am just as guilty)! 'It's also nice to have something physical to show for your hard work at the end of the day.'
I can't wait to see the finished result, when the second round of The Print Shop opens its doors to the public next Wednesday.
When she's not print-making, Lucy produces illustrations through a combination of drawing, digital and print. Lucy's distinctive sense of colour is inspired by 1950s prints, and the Devon countryside where she grew up. She has created eye-catching book covers for over ninety different titles, and since graduating from Bristol's UWE in 2005, has amassed a strong portfolio of clients.To view more of Lucy's work, take a look at her Drawn in Bristol portfolio, or come along to The Print Shop re-launch on Wednesday 28 August from 5pm.