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earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 14 7:30 pm    Post subject: Artist's Statement in just 100 words! Tricky.  Reply with quote    

I've been asked for one for the show in Treberfydd House next month.

With so few words, it's quite tight.

What would you want to read/know about an artist and what would you consider unimportant.

I've currently squashed my standard, short version CV down to 200 words but struggling to lose more.

EV

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 14 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can you share what you've got and let us prune?

earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 14 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
Can you share what you've got and let us prune?


If you promise not to laugh, then yes

I suspect a statement should be more 'arty' than a CV but I prefer my work to do the talking, not me. I find some artist's statements positively nauseating.

Ann Lewis VPRCA

Born in St. Asaph, Flintshire in 1962, Ann studied at the Art College in Bangor and then at Exeter College of Art and Design where she graduated in 1988.

Ann returned to Wales, initially working as a freelance designer and illustrator.

A gradual evolution from designer to fine artist began in 1993 when Ann was elected a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy.

Ann served as a Council member at the Royal Cambrian Academy for three separate periods between 1994 and 2006. At the Annual General Meeting in April 2014, Ann was elected Vice-President of the Royal Cambrian Academy.

Ann exhibits in several galleries throughout Wales including the Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff, Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge,The Royal Cambrian Academy in Conwy, White Lion Street Gallery, Tenby and Lion Street Gallery in Hay-on-Wye.

Ann has work in the National Library of Wales’ collection and the Government‘s Art Collection.

Since March 2009, Ann has worked full time as an artist/printmaker, specialising in the reduction method of linocutting, She produces small editions of hand-made original prints in her studio overlooking the Ogwen valley"


ETA - yep, online delving suggests it definitely need to be more of an "I work like this because ...." statement, not a CV.

earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 14 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This is where I'm at now Jamanda.

Ann Lewis VPRCA

(what I do)I’m a full time artist/printmaker, specialising in the reduction method of linocutting. I produce limited editions (normally no more than 30 prints in an edition) of original prints, working from my studio overlooking the Ogwen Valley in North Wales.

(how I do it)I use a ‘nipping’ press for my smaller work and oversize prints are meticulously hand burnished. I produce some monochrome work but many prints use between 5 and 12 individual colours.

(Why do I do it) ...stuck on this one at the moment

EV

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 14 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OK I'll shove it to something with a word count and get back to you.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 14 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gosh! Only 17 words to spare!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 14 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

that you enjoy doing what you do
that you show the world you see
that they are part of those processes

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 14 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

These are the current ones at The Plough if that's any help.

I'll try to have a think.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 14 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i enjoy doing what i do to show the world, by seeing you are part of that process

less than seventeen words and might fit somewhere


i spose it depends whether you want to keep it to facts about method or about the emotional input from artist and viewer

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 14 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What are you exhibiting? Is there a theme to the works, however loose?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 14 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This needs to lose one more word!

Ann Lewis VPRCA

(What) I’m a full time artist/printmaker, specialising in the reduction method of linocutting. I produce limited editions (up to 30 prints in an edition) of original prints, from my studio overlooking the Ogwen Valley in North Wales.

(How) I use a ‘nipping’ press for my smaller work and oversize prints are meticulously hand burnished. I produce some monochrome work but many prints use between 5 and 12 colours.

(Why) My passion is to make linocut prints acceptable as serious works of art, as expressive, adaptive, flexible and exciting as any other. My inspiration is the North Wales landscape.


(BTW - there is a typo on your web page - the last paragraph on the page about the artist says "belive")

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 14 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
This needs to lose one more word!

Ann Lewis VPRCA

(What) I’m a full time artist/printmaker, specialising in the reduction method of linocutting. I produce limited editions (max 30 prints in an edition) of original prints, from my studio overlooking the Ogwen Valley in North Wales.

(How) I use a ‘nipping’ press for my smaller work and oversize prints are meticulously hand burnished. I produce some monochrome work but many prints use between 5 and 12 colours.

(Why) My passion is to make linocut prints acceptable as serious works of art, as expressive, adaptive, flexible and exciting as any other. My inspiration is the North Wales landscape.


(BTW - there is a typo on your web page - the last paragraph on the page about the artist says "belive")

How's that?

earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 14 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
i enjoy doing what i do to show the world, by seeing you are part of that process

less than seventeen words and might fit somewhere


i spose it depends whether you want to keep it to facts about method or about the emotional input from artist and viewer


Want to avoid the 'emotional' if possible - that's between me and my work and I really want to remain true to that. If people like and buy, of course I'm an even happier printmaker.

EV

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Jamanda
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 14 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't like "max" . "Maximum" would be slightly better.

earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 14 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
This needs to lose one more word!

Ann Lewis VPRCA

(What) I’m a full time artist/printmaker, specialising in the reduction method of linocutting. I produce limited editions (up to 30 prints in an edition) of original prints, from my studio overlooking the Ogwen Valley in North Wales.

(How) I use a ‘nipping’ press for my smaller work and oversize prints are meticulously hand burnished. I produce some monochrome work but many prints use between 5 and 12 colours.

(Why) My passion is to make linocut prints acceptable as serious works of art, as expressive, adaptive, flexible and exciting as any other. My inspiration is the North Wales landscape.


(BTW - there is a typo on your web page - the last paragraph on the page about the artist says "belive")


D'you know, that pretty much says it, without getting all airy-fairy

EV

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