Wendy North

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I’m a visual artist who enjoys playing with ideas and techniques, currently working through photography and printmaking.

During my education degree, I specialised in ceramics and batik. Then in 2005 I embarked on a digital arts course, with the Open College of the Arts and in 2009 a printmaking course. I am now a member of JWJ printmakers – a small group of four people who work independently and rent space at Hangingwater Studio.
I enjoy using colour, creating line, texture and pattern. Though I’m strongly drawn to country and coastal landscape, I’m also very interested in people so from time to time you’ll see them in my work. The majority of my prints have been mono-prints produced in combination with collagraph and dry-point plates. However, following a few days working with printmaker Merlyn Chesterman in Devon, I’ve found myself drawn to woodcut relief printmaking and recently have been getting to know my new press by experimenting with small woodcut blocks that fit together like a jigsaw.
Since 2011 I’ve had work on display in Sheffield Open Studios; The Heartbeat Gallery, Sheffield; Hull Feren’s Art Gallery; and at Wakefield Art House.