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Mark Houlding


Mark Houlding

Mark Houlding

Cornwall
United Kingdom


Pear

Pear

Spirit Stain on Wood

Statement

 Mark's work is an exploration of shape and colour. He trained as a printmaker and has always held on to the disciplines involved, he likes to work with a strong method and is often inspired by the medium he is using.

The early fruit pieces were made using a 2'" printmaking roller and thick oil based printmaking inks. Recently he has found a new process entailing the use of spirit based wood stains. These are tipped poured and squirted onto the surface and allowed to flow and merge, resulting in an amazing freedom and luminosity.

The subject of fruit continues as the shapes are simple and yet very sensual, the image is a simple carrier for the continued love of colour and composition.