Artist’s il­lus­tra­tions of na­ture are cut­ting edge

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

Name: Cather­ine Player. What do you do?: I’m a stu­dent at MMU study­ing Illustration with An­i­ma­tion. I’m cur­rently in my third year. What is the best thing about Mac­cles­field?: I love Mac­cles­field for its cob­bled streets, old mills, in­de­pen­dent shops and its prox­im­ity to the coun­try­side. What is the worst thing about Mac­cles­field?: The weather. Where is your favourite place in Mac­cles­field?: Mac­cles­field Mu­seum in West Park. It hasn’t changed at all dur­ing my life­time. How long have you been an artist?: I’d say as long as I’ve been study­ing art, from the start of school. But my love of lino print de­vel­oped when I was do­ing my art foun­da­tion de­gree at Mac­cles­field Col­lege. I had such a great time there, I was taught by great peo­ple and it really made me sure that I wanted to be an il­lus­tra­tor. What do you enjoy most about do­ing this?: See­ing the end re­sult and cut­ting the lino ready for print. Who are your main artis­tic in­flu­ences?: I love the work of Angie Lewin and Rena Gardiner, Ed­ward Bawden and Eric Rav­il­lious. What’s the fun­ni­est or most mem­o­rable thing that’s hap­pened while you’ve been do­ing an art­work?: On one of my first lino prints I for­got that the im­age I carved onto the lino would be re­versed when printed. When I printed the lino, which was of a boat, the name of the boat was back­wards. If you could pro­duce an art­work for any­one?: It would be for any­one and ev­ery­one. Af­ter all, print started off as a mass pro­duc­tion tech­nique. What is your big­gest in­spi­ra­tion?: I find the colour com­bi­na­tions that na­ture pro­duces very in­spi­ra­tional. I love to use colours I’ve seen in real life!

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