Sarah du Feu
Sarah is a Yorkshire based artist and printmaker and takes inspiration from the landscape around her in Yorkshire, as well as Cumbria, Norfolk, and a small stretch of the North Cornwall Coastline.
“I have tried to record the physicality of some of these changes in my prints. They are an emotional response to these ever-shifting landscapes.” The weather in Yorkshire and Cumbria can alter a landscape in the blink of an eye, from dreary greys to warm earth tones, through to vibrant oranges, greens and blues, with a quality of light that seems to have come straight from the heavens. Sarah’s prints are built up in layers of ink, creating depth and texture. Although the prints have a deceptively simple and serene composition, they are complex, multi-staged works. The monoprints are made using cut out newsprint stencils, lino, and layers and layers of inking. These prints can take weeks to make as drying times are necessary between layers.
The screen prints are built up layer by layer, sometimes up to 20 or 30 layers per print. Both landscape and still life works are studies in form, composition, colour, and the relationships between these elements.