Yorkshire based artist Stef’s practice develops from an ongoing relationship with the landscape, specifically travelling through it.
Walks, set aside, field edges and the effects of weather patterns on plant growth are explored and documented using printmaking, working directly with plants and in painting working with a mix of waterbased paint and printing ink. The ink, plant and paper having equal say in the process. Small change, slow growth, chance and subtle nuances of difference all play their part.
This way of working immerses Stef in the landscape. The picking of plants and laying them out on an inked up plate, rolling squashing and smelling has a slow rhythm that feeds into a connective thread from the space of the external landscape to the inside space of the studio.