Chrissie Dell first studied printmaking in the early 70s but only set up her studio in 2013 after further study at Leith School of Art (Edinburgh) and Edinburgh Printmakers.
Chrissie Dell is an artist printmaker inspired by the countryside and living environment. Fascinated by natural forms and a sense of place –the lie of the land the flora and fauna all influence the design and abstraction seen in Chrissie’s prints. Using the patterns, curves and rhythms of the land and sea she seeks to capture the spirit and her feelings for places.
Chrissie has lived on the west coast of Scotland and North Yorkshire. She has had the opportunity to travel extensively including Japan, Ghana and New Zealand. The natural beauty, colour, tones and texture of these landscapes are a prime influence on her work.
Chrissie makes multi-layered monoprints and collagraphs using techniques including collage, viscosity, stencils, natural pigments and materials to create textural prints. She also enjoys making Moku-Hanga woodcuts which she prints on Japanese papers. An exciting new development for Chrissie was learning to make paper from the Harakeke plant (New Zealand Flax) which she loves to print on.
Chrissie likes her prints to be individual and therefore only produces very small editions, variable editions or unique prints.
- a member of York Artworkers Association.
- a member of Print Council New Zealand Aotearoa
- taken part in York Open Studios
- exhibited in Edinburgh and York
Prints: Window – collagraph
Over the Wall – collagraph
Black Beech – Mokuhanga
Under the Water – monoprint