13 August, 2005

cressida campbell

Cressida Campbell was born in Sydney in 1960. After her initial training at the East Sydney Technical College she discovered an affinity with the medium of woodblock printing, however, was frustrated by the restrictions of the medium. In 1980 Campbell decided to extend her studies abroad at the Yoshida Hanga Academy, Tokyo, Japan which gave her the skills to manipulate the medium and develop a new technique. Her current practise of mono-printing hand painted wood-blocks, allows her the freedom of painting but the work has the nature of a hand printed surface.

An astute observer, Campbell captures the patterns and details from small still lives, intimate interiors to sweeping landscape panoramas. The works produced are unmistakeable in their unique quality.


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