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  • Posted 5 June 2014
    Category: Art - Prints

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Rebecca Coleman - Winnner of Print Jam 2014

Edition of 250

Framed £180

Unframed £140 - email us about the unframed version

Framed size 29cm x 32cm

Image size 12cm x 18cm

Wood engraving

A framed wood etching by Rebecca Coleman, the winner of ArtTop10.com's Print Jam 2014. An exquisite and beautiful print with extraordinary detail yet the image only measures 12cm x 18cm.


In 2014 Rebecca Coleman was elected to the Society of Graphic Fine Art, and in the same year she held her first solo exhibition at the Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow, London.


Having worked across a range of different media, Rebecca’s focus in recent years has been on monochrome printmaking. She has achieved particular recognition and success with her ongoing series of wood engravings and lino cuts exploring the world of the London Underground – which have featured in numerous exhibitions from the RA summer show to the International Wood Engraving Invitational in Seattle. Many of these works reveal this subterranean world from the eyes of a fellow yet seldom seen traveller, Rattus Norvegicus.


In addition to urban scenes, Rebecca’s work is also focused on wildlife and nature:


“I have always been fascinated by the natural world: a result, no doubt, of spending my childhood in a magical playground of rolling fields and dense woods full of beautiful trees.


We lived in an old farmhouse, and my earliest memories are of leaving the house early in the morning and not getting back till late. Walking home through ink black woods, onto a silver ribbon of road, made me very aware of all the subtleties of shade. It also heightened my perception of events that intensify chiaroscuro effects, like a full moon on a cloudless night or the transient illumination of rail lines when a train passes by. I think this is why I love monochrome prints and drawings, and attempting to capture this change from light to dark is what guides my work.”


Rebecca studied entomology at Imperial College, London which fostered her passion for drawing the natural world. She took a course in illustration after finishing her degree, and this introduced her to various forms of printmaking. In 2011 she attended a wood engraving course in Brighton, taught by Chris Daunt, which ignited her interest in this medium.


Recent exhibitions


E17 Art Trail, Walthamstow - May-June 2014

Solo show at Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow - Feb-March 2014

Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition - March 2014

76th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers, various venues around the UK                            Sep 2013 - July 2014

International Wood Engraving Invitational, Seattle USA - Dec 2013 - Jan 2014

Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibition - Nov 2013 - Jan 2014

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition - June-August 2013

Draw 13: Society of Graphic Fine Art Open Exhibition - Sep 2013

Cork Street Summer Exhibition - Aug 2013

Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition - March 2013

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition - June-August 2012