Angela Thorpe

I work on a Victorian Gothic hand press using traditional limestone blocks. I sometimes wonder if the enormous physical effort involved is a way of balancing the pleasure of drawing, that familiar Protestant ethic again! The medium itself requires another kind of balance, it allows you to draw freely; and yet you must be projecting several colors, printing one over the other – a kind of anticipatory spontaneity. I almost always use 3 or 4 colors and the buzz comes with superimposing one transparent color over another.

Barbarous Summer
Bird Table
Blue Chair
Brittany Summer
Camping Le Port
Chirbury Lane
Come Back Early or Never Come
Cromer Again
Duet
Favourite Hill
Flocks
How the Light Comes In
In The Garden
Leopard Jug
Looking at the Sea
Path Through the Woods
Picnic on the Terrace
Postcard From Jamie
Remembering Celandines
Skylark
Soirees Various
Sparrows
Summertime on Bredon