About Heather Wilson.
Thank you for visiting my Portfolio.
I am an artist printmaker, wood engraver, and sketchbook maker, who once printed 100s of Thomas Bewick wood engravings for an archive.
I studied my fine art degree, specialising in printmaking and graduating in 1984, in NE England. I then completed a masters in illustration at Edinburgh college of art, Scotland, graduating in 2001.
I live in Scotland.
My work is based on personal experience, memory, and my interest in anything environment related. Having worked in the medium of wood engraving for many years, I am now experimenting with monoprint and woodcut, and exploring ideas about the extraction industries, especially gold mining.
My interest is in making work based on the changing landscape, from natural causes as well as the human impact on our environment. In making my prints, it is not a matter of creating observational landscape, it is an emotional relationship, as well as an attempt to look into what is happening, in an objective way. While making a comment on the impact of humans on the planet, I am also attempting to show the beauty of nature, a before, and after perhaps. The contrary nature of all things, in life and in the natural world, has often been a feature in my work, and I use titles to enhance that aspect of my creative practice. Sometimes nature is rendered ghostly, what has been lost , what is no longer reality, and what we have, or are destroying. Making prints is also an attempt to show a life affirming environment, one that will regenerate, if only we will allow it.
Here is a selection of my work. Click on the image to view and zoom in for detail.
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