Beverley Matchette-Downes

I am a painter and printmaker. 

BA 2:1 Fine Art at Bucks and Chilterns University College 2007 

MA (Distinction) Bucks New University 2010  

Printmaking continues to dominates my practice, especially since I acquired my own press in 2013 which has enabled me to be much more experimental.  I have always loved the processes involved in printmaking and how it somehow modulates the creative flow.  Relief printing and etching were my specialisms during my studies but I am currently exploring monoprinting which is a very free and relatively quick way to work, it can also be a lovely painterly medium, but due to its method, can only produce a unique print - it does not create a lasting matrix from which to ink plates for duplication.   So painting has very much stealthily crept back into my practice albeit in a printmaking medium.  I am now also familiarising myself with another technique - collograph with carborundum.  I am currently working on a body of work in this medium.

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