Printmaker Vicky Oldfield sees beauty in everyday objects, such as pot-plants, books and bottles that are often filled to the brim with seasonal flowers. She uses the collograph printmaking technique through which she is able to be very expressive combining pattern, colour, collage and found bottle labels creating a vintage look and feel to her work.
The prints are taken... from plates which have been collaged with a variety of materials, card, fabric, paper, string, sand and anything else that may come to hand; it’s recycling at it’s most creative! The plates are then sealed and then inked up and printed in intaglio or relief on damp paper using an etching press. The embossed textural quality of the print is unique to this method.
Thanks to the process itself, she is able to make small editions of the image. The editions are variable due to the process and her desire to experiment with collage and hand colouring, which means each print is unique.
Vicky has worked as a freelance designer/illustrator in recent years, clients include, Villeroy and Boch, Dorma, Crown, Venelia, The British Museum, Lings cards, Phoenix Trading, Wedgewood, Art Crazy and Papercraft magazines. Before freelancing she worked as a studio designer for Triodes International in Paris and Crown Wallcoverings in London.
Vicky Oldfield studied Design at Staffordshire University, before post-graduate study at Richmond School of Art in Advance Printmaking. She has exhibited all around the UK, including at the Mall Galleries and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. All prints are priced under £500