C L E M E N T I N E  N E I L D

P R I N T M A K E R  -  I L L U S T R A T O R

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

I am a student of master printmaker, John Howard RE and have been primarily working from his studios in Penryn since 2013 in intaglio printmaking methods such as etching and aquatint. I work through my own personal experiences in my art, reflecting on events and memories through my etching. My way of working embraces the unsought marks (foul bite etc) that are common in zinc during the process of etching to create thoughtful images full of movement and energy. I enjoy mistakes and allow them to take my work further into spaces I wouldn’t find with deliberate marks. Much of my inspiration comes from nostalgia and personal experience and my work could be as much at home within the pages of a book as on the walls of a gallery. Outside the print room I work in pen and ink, bringing the visceral feel of etching ink into a non etched space.

 

I have a masters degree with distinction from the highly acclaimed Falmouth University course, MA Illustration: Authorial Practice.

 

BOOKS

 

Ink-Xiety (Writer / Illustrator) | Self Published, 2020

Savage Lovely Cornish Homes (Illustrator) | Published by National Trust Books, 2019

Overwritten (Writer / Illustrator) | Self Published, 2019

Anthology of Sit (Writer / Illustrator | Self Published, 2019

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

[October 2019]

Prints from the Studio (John Howard Studios: Annual Exhibition) | The Poly, Falmouth – since 2014

Affordable Art Fair (in the browsers with Hanga Ten Gallery) |Battersea Park, London – since 2015

Book Launch for Savage Lovely Cornish Homes (as illustrator) | Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth

 

[September 2019]

Breeze Art Fair | Trereife House, Penzance

 

[August 2019]

At the Deep End (MA Illustration: Authorial Practice Final Show) | Falmouth University, Falmouth

 

[January 2019]

Chaos (Organiser, Curator, & Exhibitor) | John Howard Print Studios, Penryn

 

[February 2015 – 2018]

Works on Paper (in the browsers with Hanga Ten Gallery) | Science Museum until 2016 then Royal Geographical Society, Kensington, London