Janine Suggett

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Print Makers
Janine Suggett

I am a French printmaker. Trained as a graphic designer and typographer as well, in the heady 1970s, in London. Pretty useless with photoshop or inDesign…

I am happiest when the mount and the frame close on my print, often trapping my cat’s hair between the image and the glass…
They say, never work with children or animals…
That moment is the culmination of many hours in my studio, experimenting, mixing printing inks on a glass surface, wiping some off, lowering handmade Japanese paper on the inky, sticky surface, drawing the idea I have in my mind, back to front, fingers crossed! As always, I am anticipating the outcome – but I welcome the happy accident, the line showing through the uneven colour, and fading in the wrong place… Happenstance.

But I always have the last word ! Unless the cat comes in and sits where it shouldn’t…

Did I mention I was French? And that I hope to see you next year…