Christine McIver, artist/printmaker

(Artist member of the GSWA)

Graduated in 1984 from Gray’s school of Art, with a degree in  painting and printmaking. I now work as a self employed artist, having retired early from teaching in 2017.

 

Workshop Events: 

to book contact: eastneukstudio@gmail.com

After September’s workshop, I will only arrange workshops on request for groups of three or four. Options will be for developing drawing skills in still life, portraiture and landscape, wet on wet techniques using ink, monoprint techniques and marbling. Workshops will run for a minimum of three hours.

The cost  for a group of three will be £20 per person and £17.50 per person for a group of four. 

* Two part Lino cut work shop -Saturday 21st September (1.30p.m.-4.30p.m.) and Sunday 22nd September(1.30p.m.-4.30p.m.)

A little previous experience in cutting a lino block would be helpful.

Multi block Lino cut. Colour printing by cutting more than one block. The blocks are  printed up, each in a different colour and registered and overlaid. Come prepared with a simple image drawn up, ready to transfer to block.

All materials for the class will be supplied. There is a 15 minute coffee/tea break during each session.
The cost of classes is £35 for Saturday/ Sunday work shops and £17.50 for Saturday only work shop.
I don’t ask for a booking fee; life can be hectic and unexpected things happen. Just let me know as soon as possible if you have to cancel.

 

Current 

 

current work

Further development for April exhibition. The first of a series of four monoprints, using reductive and additive mark making, with oil based etching ink, which allows for longer working time and more subtle marks.

                            

 

April 2020 In the Dunblane museum and Art Gallery An exhibition with Sarah Ritchie; a fellow artist, who also happens to be my mother. The theme is;  lillies and their fluidity of meaning, and of shape.

                               Above, oil on paper, Christine McIver

                               below, collage and mixed media, Sarah Ritchie

 

Archive 

Atlantic Edge Exhibition 2006

The Journey  Exhibition 2017

An exhibition of paintings exploring the relentless pursuit of freedom from persecution. Inspired by the Syrian refugee crisis, and the shared experience of human migration, which has been endured down the centuries. Probably by ancestors of every one of us, who would have at one time been strangers in a foreign land.           

(The Lost Boys, ink on rice paper scroll) from “The Journey”

print corner

recent working practise

These are experiments in exploring the properties of lino and perspex; I have been using a mini drill on perspex and printing through the mangle to create a faux etched image, and printing directly back and forward, through the mangle, from some pressed lilly leaves. The little black and white image is from a lino block which has had some metal wire and plastic grid pressed into it through the press. All techniques which I may use in finished pieces.