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  Anne Townshend    

Now my family are grown, and I no longer teach, it is wonderful to have more time to enjoy experimenting, learning and developing my art.


Using watercolour sometimes combined with charcoal, had always been my favoured medium - particularly when working with landscape –  but in the last few years I have become very involved with printing techniques, specifically lino-cutting. Carving my designs into lino block gives me satisfyingly graphic images, which I am continuing to exploit and explore.


After much deliberation (and great expense!) I acquired an Albion printing press, enabling me to work whenever I please in my studio at home, which you are welcome to visit by appointment. Constantly inspired by the gentle slopes of the Stour, Box and Brett river valleys in Suffolk, where I am lucky enough to live, I can often be found sketching in my local fields and lanes.  


The Print Workshop at Gainsborough's House has provided me with much support and instruction, where I have participated in various courses. I am also a member of a group of artists:  ‘PRINTmakers x3’ who originally met at Gainsborough's House and come together to share ideas and regularly exhibit throughout Suffolk.


Amongst many, Ravilious, Bawden and the Nash brothers are all heroes of mine. Creating my art is my pleasure, hopefully it gives others pleasure, too.  


I’m looking forward to working with Peter and his team at the Mill to showcase some new and exclusive prints - watch this space!



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