Flamingo is a limited edition reproduction from an original monoprint by artist, Sophie Rae - a tutor at Bristol Folk House.
Sophie’s monoprints are created using many hand-cut stencils and a small durathene roller to apply layers of printing ink to the paper. Sophie taught this process here at the Folk House, but she is currently off on maternity leave. Sophie is also a mural artist and you can see her botanical and abstract work translated onto walls.
Edition of 20. Measures 42 x 42 cm (includes 1cm white border, for framing)
Sophie Rae has been teaching her printmaking workshops at the Folk House since 2014. She shares with the students a fun and unique process, which she uses to create her own work and respond to client briefs, as an Illustrator and printmaker. She developed this technique whilst doing her degree in Illustration at The Arts University Bournemouth. It’s a playful process with quick results, with an emphasis on bold shapes and translucent layers of colour and texture.
Sophie facilitates workshops, teaching her technique at schools, colleges, and with the community across a variety of projects. In 2016 she completed a large-scale mural on Church Road. This involved hosting a number of community workshops to gather ideas for the design, in which Sophie used her printmaking skills.
Sophie also spent a memorable month as an artist-in-residence at Chhaap Printmaking studios in India. Following a three-month trip around the country to gather inspiration for a body of work.
42cm x 42cm