The Eames Fine Art Gallery is devoting the next four weeks to the new etchings and watercolour drawings produced by artist and printmaker ‘Norman Ackroyd’. Widely regarded as one of the most influential printmakers of our time, Norman Ackroyd drew inspiration from his latest journey to one of his favourite destinations over the past 30 years, the Skellig Islands in County Kerry, Ireland, and is now exhibiting his recent work along with a unique ‘work in progress’ wall to demonstrate his working methods, stage proofs, and how he transforms sketches into final art pieces.
By representing the landscape in the realm of ‘Aquatint’, Norman Ackryod’s best works have a poetic quality and give the appearance that they exist outside of time. We are in absolute awe of the finely tonal textured areas found in these limited-edition art prints and we guarantee that this show will certainly make your eyes pop!
‘Aquatint’ is one of the etching techniques used by printmakers to create tonal values. Aquatint was named for the effects it creates hence finished prints resemble watercolours and wash drawings.
‘Norman Ackroyd :: Skellig Revisited’ at Eames Fine Art Gallery 58 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD. The exhibition is open every day (except Monday) and runs until 4th October 2015.