An alternative photographic process created in 1842 and used by botanists to record life. Now known as 'blueprints' for architectural drawings. A chemical is painted by artist hand onto thick 300gsm Saunders Waterford paper. Each application is unique leaving it's own variations in brush stroke. The sun then works it's magic. The paper is washed with pure water leaving a completely unique record of the image and the controlled but random marks of its creation that are dependent on the marks of the brush, the acidity or alkelinity of the water and the vagaries of weather and position of the sun.
Marianne Nix’s paintings and hand made prints present observations and thoughts on life today; Hampstead Heath landscapes and the idea of the legacy of notable minds feature in Marianne’s work. Using mixed media as well as text, Marianne is exploring the use of abstract and figurative expression to pose questions about who we are in the context of time and those who have lived before us. Collected Internationally, her work has been selected for exhibition in the Mall Galleries and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London and is in the V&A museum print collection.
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