Andy Lovell

Mostly using silkscreen as his chosen medium, Andy creates work that reflects his graphic background and an appreciation of British graphic artists.

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I discovered the joy of printmaking at Liverpool Art School studying illustration. I then went on to practice illustration, setting up ‘Big Orange’ studio in London with 5 other illustrators. Over the years I have worked across the gamut of illustration, from a series of Kurt Vonnegut book covers to designing and implementing a backdrop for a Sinéad O’Connor/ Shane MacGowan video . Underpinning my illustration always was the printmaking. On moving to Gloucestershire 6 years ago, I joined, and have become involved in running, Gloucestershire Printmaking Cooperative (GPC) whose facilities have allowed me to really focus again on my printmaking in its own right.

My background as an illustrator inevitably informs my approach to printmaking and the silkscreen process lends a graphic quality to the work that I find very appealing. I enjoy the excitement and physicality of printmaking, of conceiving an image and then re constructing it through overlaid colour and texture, paired down, stronger, subtler. My images are distilled from paintings and drawings done on location, imprinting a memory of mood, form and place on which I rely when making the prints.