Kerry Day M.A: Mixed Media Artist

address:
The Artspace Lifespace College, Marksbury Road (entrance on Timsbury Walk), Bedminster, Bristol , BS3 5JJ
telephone:
07969 326534
username:
kerryday
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I enjoy the process of celebrating form through mixed media; building up a body of bright and bold work using the reduction lino cut method, screen printing and painting.
My figurative works celebrate the human form, the line and shape of a limb, the curve of the back, and in particular the interplay of light and shade. Drawing and painting are still an important part of my practice, but printmaking holds a fascination for me. 
I can lose myself in the intensity and precision of the lino cut process and the recognition that the piece is not finished until I cut that final line. I find screen printing offers a more lively, painterly feel, and, though time consuming, the methodical layering of colour and tone is immensely enjoyable.
Recently I find myself moving on from people to plants. Inspiration has come from the many cacti and plants I share my home and studio with – the strong profiles of my spiky friends and the marvellously named Elephant Ear plant.Like many artists before me, I am fascinated by the shapes and contours of leaves, and the joy of discovering new patterns within the vibrant green foliage. 


EDUCATION

MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking, 2008 - 2011.
University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol.

BA (Hon's) Ceramics, 1994 - 1997. 
Bath College of Higher Education, Bath.

BTEC National Diploma in General Art and Design, 1992 - 1994.
BTEC First Diploma in Design, 1991 - 1992. 
Havering College of Further and Higher Education, Hornchurch, Essex.