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About Pip Matthews
Pip Matthews is a local printmaker who creates unique, limited edition linocuts featuring colourful, decoratively patterned animals and birds, landscapes and anything else that catches her imagination. Her works often incorporate literary references, symbols and plays on words.
Pip creates her linocuts by carving the image onto a lino block. The block is then inked with a roller and paper is placed on top. Together, the inked block and paper are rolled through an old fashioned printing press, to create each individual print. The block is then re-inked to create the next print in the series. For reduction linocuts, the carving and printing process is repeated a number of times, with different coloured ink, until the image is complete. Some of Pip’s prints are hand-coloured with water-colour or ink once they are dry, or hand-gilded with metal leaf (these prints are described in the Canterbury Art Show as “mixed media”).
Each of Pip’s prints is individually signed, numbered and stamped or marked with Pip’s sign or “chop”, which symbolises her family, career and twin children. When she is not printing (or needs more money for art supplies) she moonlights as a lawyer.
You can find out more about Pip and her works at www.pipmatthews.com.au and you can find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/pip_matthews_printmaker/
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