Love Rat – Mary Collett
Price – £45
Print Size – 40 x 21 cm
Edition Size – 25
Print inset with Lindor metallic chocolate foil
Room212 Online is proud to present lino prints from the incredibly talented Mary Collett.
Please note that each print is hand made and pressed from an original lino carving by Mary herself, so every print is a little bit unique, every print made by Mary is a limited run, when they are gone, they are gone
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.