Our Kid – Mary Collett
Price – £150
Print Size – 25 x 43cm
Room212 Online is proud to present lino prints from the incredibly talented Mary Collett.
Edition Size – The copy we have for sale is a hand coloured artists proof rather than a two layer print and this is reflected in the price, a true one off.
Mary Collett – Artist Printmaker
Mary Collett is a Bristol based artist who specializes in lino printing, producing dynamic images of animals and birds. ‘Once I’ve decided on an image I draw it roughly onto the lino. I don’t like to have my image too carefully drawn as the print loses ‘life’ if it doesn’t have a certain degree of spontaneity. Using sharp tools I carve the pieces of lino to create one, two or even three plates which can be used to print different colours. For me the cutting of the lino can become quite absorbing and it is sometimes difficult to know when to stop!’
Editor’s Note – One of the boons of this job is being able to expose my favorite artists to a wider audience, and Mary very definitely falls into that category.When i first saw her work in the flesh at Room 212 I was blown away not only by the life, movement and humor that radiated from her work but how such she captured it all with so few lines put down with such skill.
I became an instant fan and am now the proud possessor of two of Mary’s originals and am genuinely excited to be able to sell her original prints online, good as they are the Gallery photos don’t do her work justice, simply sublime.