Carry Akroyd has long been one of my favourite printmakers so I am looking forward to meeting her in person at BIRDscapes Gallery at Glandford, near Holt, on 2nd September. Between 1pm and 3pm she will be signing copies of her new book “Found in the Fields”. Carry is much sought after as a book illustrator and has produced images for “Tweet of the Day” and The Oldie “Bird of the Month” calendar. She lives in Northamptonshire and her work as a painter and printmaker largely features the farming landscape around her and the wildlife that survives within it.
Maria will be showing her work at The Belfry Centre for Music and the Arts in Overstrand over the bank holiday and on Open Studios week ends. An accomplished etcher, Maria is developing her printmaking practise into installation. This is a collaboration with engineer Chris Branford who has specially adapted overhead projectors to create moving images. This is still work in progress and Maria wants you to “See this as an opportunity to talk, ask questions and experience the space and not as a finished exhibition”.
As well as the projections, she will be showing a small selection of other work, including one of her unusual and unique drawings made by smoking the paper with a live flame, a technique which she developed from etching processes.