My printmaking work covers lino printing, metal and solar plate etching, monotype, collagraph and the occasional digital inclusion; exploring traditional and new printmaking media. I also work with letterpress, where I can explore my love of type and the fading craft of hand setting lead type then inking the press to manually print the words.
My subject matter is generally taken from the natural environment, with some surprises from the urban landscape.
In a culture of haste and automation, I find that the natural environment encourages me to be still and present.
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After my initial surrendering to my mind and body screaming at me for some rest and respite … after some sleep and walking and reading and artist book making …
Its no secret that this year has been nuts! I mean – strange, crazy, unexpected, scary, unprecedented (how many more times can we squeeze that word into 2020?), just crazy! And just like so many other people, I have had my own ups and downs as the year unfolded. As we’re edging closer to December […]
Who can remember the last time they received a handwritten note, letter, postcard, whatever, from someone for no other intention than to say hello and share some joy and connection?
How often do you look through the reference books in your library? Small library, big library, it doesn’t matter … but a library all the same, with books of process, technique, inspiration and reference.
Do you feel comfortable arranging elements on your gelatin plate to create a satisfying and balanced composition or design?
Cue the trumpets and load the confetti cannon … after a 32 year career working in a design/advertising/marketing space (with 31 of those years on a computer), 35 years yearning to create fine art (the last 10 of which I have been) and 40 years of dreaming of becoming a teacher (which became a reality […]
Who else likes to take the long way home? Slowly meandering along back-roads, delaying the start of a working week or extending the delights of a lazy Sunday afternoon drive.
Thanks to the talents of an extraordinary photographer, I am able to bring you inside one of my recent printmaking workshops. Richard Muldoon from Vivid Photography spent time with
I share a lot of my linocut printmaking work in my blog … I think its time I share some of my approach to gelatin plate monoprinting!
What reference books sit on your bookshelf? Specifically … good, solid reference material about the Cyanotype process?
It feels like a distant memory … those days when we were allowed to travel about for the day, exploring, stopping for coffee or lunch and wander somewhere in nature. We’re experiencing such strange times at the moment …
Did you know that (as of March 2020) 54% of all emails are spam, with Russia generating the largest share of spam emails. Not the normal content for a blog article on my site, but I’ve been finding that my workshop notification emails to students have been ending up in peoples email spam/junk inboxes. Many […]
The older I get, the more I like to rise with the sun, or even before she starts her day. And from where I live, it feels like the world is starting fresh every time she rises. I am fortunate to live somewhere where I have a lot of open space around me, and enjoy […]
How would you illustrate ‘Doubt’ in print? For a third year now I am participating in the annual Queenscliff Gallery & Workshops Print Exchange. The 2020 theme … Human Emotions. The exchange coincides with the Queenscliff Literary Festival. This year, due to that annoying and rather destructive virus, the Festival has been cancelled, but the […]
What is love? What is PTSD without Love? What is the terrain between Love and PTSD?
Lets take the humble (yet terribly versatile) snake book structure and adapt the page shape to a hexagon …
Suddenly ‘time’ is something we seem to have a lot of. Are you looking for some new reading material? Here I share with you 3 of my favourite linocut reference books from my own bookshelf …
WOW what a year this is turning out to be! After the start with the fires, who in their wildest dreams could have imagined whats unfolding now? In spite of whats happening at the moment, I hope this email finds you well and healthy – both mentally and physically!!
And now we’re in week 3, the final week of Tara Leaver’s #21daysinmyartworld challenge. 👏 👏 👏
I made it to Week 2 of Tara Leaver’s #21daysinmyartworld challenge. Woohoo!
A few years ago Tara Leaver started her January #21daysinmyartworld challenge. I decided to take part for 2020, but I am starting a week late. I have been receiving the daily emails, but only now sitting down to catch up on them. As I start the challenge and start to to write this post its […]
One gelatin plate, 2 paint colours, some paper and a brayer … that’s all you need to create a mountain range monotype print.
I am excited to announce that my ‘You are here‘ reduction linocut print has been selected as a Finalist in the Local Artist Local Content 2020 Art Prize.
When he is well, he is amazing and when he is not well, it’s really hard. I know that my studio is where I feel safe and comfortable, so that’s where I go.
I boldly declare myself be an “overnight success” I do, however, make that declaration with the disclaimer that it takes ten years to become an overnight success; and the word ‘success’ holds a deeply personal meaning and experience.
Curated by Dr Robin Rodd, College of Arts, Society & Education, James Cook University, and hosted by Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville, Today is not tomorrow: PTSD Understories is a group exhibition
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I am so excited to announce my upcoming, first ever, solo exhibition … Grounded.
The Caloundra Regional Gallery is curating and presenting The Kyoto Hanga International Print Exhibition: Japan and Australia, in partnership with the Print Council of Australia and Kyota Hanga, Japan. I am proud to be one of 25 Australian printmakers invited to participate.
Step beyond the screen and visit my new studio as I officially declare her Open For Printmaking and Workshops. Enjoy a unique opportunity to step inside the hidden sanctuary of an artist’s studio. My studio is my own quiet and safe space. It is where
For a second year now I have participated in the Queenscliff Gallery & Workshops annual Print Exchange. The exchange coincides with the Queenscliff Literary Festival and is open to artists far and wide within Australia.
How do you print a white silhouette with a coloured background when printing with gelatin plates? Here I share my process with you …
The Australian National Veterans Arts Museum (ANVAM) is holding their annual exhibition of art by veterans and family members, March to Art. The theme for 2019 is ‘Narratives’. The exhibition runs from 23 April until 12 May at the No Vacancy Gallery in the Queen Victoria Building in Melbourne. I was honoured to be invited […]
Never ever ever in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would call home a place as beautiful as where I am now. And with that find myself a new studio space; a bigger space, and a space perfect for creating my own art and teaching others all that I know about printmaking.
What does it look like when a printmaker artist joins a BioBlitz and is hoisted 43 metres into the rainforest canopy, high above the forest floor?
My printmaking workshops are held in my own private art studio in North Maleny, just 3-4 minutes drive from the heart of the Maleny township.
Slow. Slow. Quick. Quick. Slow. 2018 is done. 2019 brings new hopes and printmaking adventures. I took some considered time-out yesterday to reflect on the year that was 2018. It was a great year, with challenges, wins, losses.
We were headed for a warm and wet Autumn. Toward the end of March I was driving home to Maleny from Brisbane. Rain followed me up the Bruce Highway, along Steve Irwin Way, then up the hill from Landsborough toward home. I couldn’t resist the urge to detour along Mountain View Road to see if […]
A while ago I wrote about new adventures playing with cyanotype. While the colour range may be limited, what you can do with it is not! I saw a photo on Pinterest where Hannah Lamb had printed with the cyanotype process onto eggshells … I had to give it a go!
Back for another year, Maleny Printmakers is proud to present Collectables 2018 … an exhibition of original, collectable, hand printed fine art prints.
A few months ago I was asked, by an Arts student, to share some insight into what motivates me as an artist. I was flattered, and enjoyed the experience to dig into my own thoughts about the What, Why and How I go about my arts practice.
What secrets lurk in the rainforest of Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve once the sun has set on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland?
Exciting developments on the Fine Art Gallery front in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland will re-ignite the solid reputation the region had as an arts centre for South East Queensland.
I am excited and proud to announce that my ‘Beerwah Rising‘ reductive lino print has been selected as a Finalist in the Local Artist Local Content 2018 Art Prize.
What are you up to on Saturday 25 August? Please come on up to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland for the opening celebration of Montville’s newest fine art gallery – Razorback Gallery.
A few years ago Sophie Grain from Two Hoots Creative put out a call to lino printmakers around the world to complete a survey. And respond they did! In her own words …
What happens in the rainforest once the sun has set? The night shift kicks in to gear at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve with bioluminescent fungi, inquisitive marsupials, owls, moths and flying-foxes. And these are just some of the interesting ‘night shift’ plants and animals that inhabit the rainforest at night.
It’s late on a Sunday afternoon. It has been a warm and humid day. The summer rain has come and gone. The clouds hang low over the ridge and there is a feeling of cool respite from the heat of the day. After the rain. And that was the beginning of my latest reductive linoprint!
Finding your passion, no matter what stage of life or age you are, is a special gift. It took me a long time to acknowledge how much I loved printmaking, and even longer to stand tall and proud and shout from the rooftops that I am a printmaker, and artist, and a teacher (of printmaking).
Cyanotype (aka sun prints) is fun! Spontaneous. Unpredictable. Experimental. Well, at least the way I do cyanoytpe it is!
I am passionate about 2 things … printmaking and teaching. Since early school years I dreamed of being a high school art teacher, but life and circumstance carved out a different path – one that saw me spend the best part of 30 years behind a computer in the design and advertising industry. Creative, but […]
Monoprinting with gelatin plates is a helluva-lotta fun! The softness of the gelatin plates allows you to capture and print great detail in your artwork. When to comes to printing with gelatin plates, you have 2 options – either make your own, or buy them. I use both options! Below I share with you the […]
I finished my latest reduction linoprint two Sunday’s ago … 16 colours over 14 layers. This print was a visual collision of a few art loves of mine … the Glass House Mountains,
Fresh air, green rolling hills, dairy farms, rainforest pockets and sweeping views down to the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane … Maleny. Maleny is the perfect destination for artistic inspiration and expression. Breathe the fresh rural air and join in art workshops in Maleny.
Wow … “Glass House” is finished, editioned and framed. This labour of love reduction linoprint has taught me lessons in both printmaking and patience, and has already made its way into several homes around Australia – from Maleny on the east coast to Perth on the west coast.
How do you demonstrate printmaking practice and process to people viewing your work in a gallery space when you’re not there yourself? How do you make a personal connection with people interested in your work when you can’t be there to talk with them, about your practice or the work they are viewing? And how […]
Oh it felt good to be back in the studio this morning. A 4am phone call to my husbands phone. Number not-recognised so not answered. The sun was only just starting to think about waking up. The rooster across the way making his morning presence known. I lay and listened to the birds come to […]
I have had an artist book idea bubbling inside my head, and heart, for a while now. It will be a letterpress and linoprint story about the new life I started 3 years ago … when I met the man of my dreams. My world was turned upside-down, inside-out and sideways … for all the […]
Lino printing is, in its own right, a relatively simple form of relief printmaking. Reduction linoprinting is a little more complex, but can also be quite simple once you understand the basics. I however, have a tendency to make this simple process complicated with a lot of detail and many layers. I started work on […]
I have been asked many times over the past few months for ‘reprints’ of two of my favourite reductive lino prints – ‘Watching’ and ‘Ruffled Feathers’. ‘Watching’ has sold out, and ‘Ruffled Feathers’ is available only as a framed print from the Montville and Peace of Green galleries. So, to giclee print or not to […]
This is a simple image transfer technique to get a photocopied or laserprinted black and white image to a lino block, ready to carve for printing. The printed image MUST be photocopied or laserprinted. NOT printed from an ink jet printer. Toner used in copiers and laser printers is fused to the surface of the […]
In any art or craft there are people who inspire and motivate us to improve our skills. There are many artists I continually reference – for ideas, skills, tips, inspiration. Some artists have passed on and others are very much alive and printing. I am building a library of books full of pictorial reference of […]
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane run an annual arts program – “Outside In“. It is now in its 4th year. The program exhibits original artwork across every level and ward of the hospital in a series of temporary art exhibitions. Exhibiting artists generally come from Queensland. Artists represent a broad range of art media including […]
I love many different printmaking processes and media, but my favourite has to be working with, carving and printing lino. Lino printing is a form of Relief printmaking. Relief a printmaking process that doesn’t need a printmaking press; and working with lino is versatile and easy. Over the past 7 years I have created my […]
The Maleny Printmakers are preparing for their next “Collectables” exhibition. This will be the 3rd event – time to come along and grow your collection. When: Friday 1 – Sunday 17 January 2017 Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-4pm Where: Forest Art Collective, 20 Coral Street Maleny Click here to view on Google maps – hhttps://goo.gl/maps/qMhJ3uLXtep […]
In this final of 3 articles you can read about how to edition printmaking prints. Understanding this is essential to signing and editioning your own work; and also understanding the value of a print your are observing.
In Part 2 of this 3 part series I continue to share with you information prepared by the Maleny Printmakers and Sonja Georgeson that works to explain and demystify the art of Printmaking. In this article I share different types of printmaking; different printmaking methods. It is not a complete list, so if you think […]
Printmaking is a mystery to many people. It is a fine art form in its own right. Just like any other artform, it requires practice, patience, skill and persistence to master the craft. I am a proud member of the Maleny Printmakers. We are a small group local (Sunshine Coast) printmakers, promoting the beauty and […]
When you buy something from an artist, you’re buying more than an object (or a video, or a book, or a story). You are buying hundreds of hours of errors and experimentation. You’re buying years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You’re not buying just one thing, you are buying a piece of a […]
The video above is a moment of me in absolute pure unadulterated creative bliss! Sanity. Now. Respite. Creativity in action. Clarity. Trust. My own art therapy. I believe that at heart every single one of us is creative. You don’t have to be able to draw or paint or play music to be ‘creative’. We […]
Monoprint versus Monotype. Argh! What is the difference? This is something that has confused me for years, but until now (I’m a little embarrassed to admit) I haven’t had the inclination to properly understand the difference. However, I have been invited to be a part of a postcard print exchange, and one of the printmaking […]
Finished … my latest piece is an 11 colour reduction linoprint, referenced from a photo I took years ago. This sulphur crested cockatoo was hanging about in the Sydney Botanical Gardens with his flock over 10 years ago. Watching them play and interact with each other was a joy and pleasure. They ooze character. This […]
Very excited … I am exhibiting with the Maleny Printmakers and Press Gang Printmakers in January 2017. When: Friday 6 – Sunday 15 January 2017 Hours: 10am – 4pm daily Where: Maroochy Bushland Botanical Gardens, Arts & Ecology Centre, Palm Creek Road, Tanawha Click here to view on Google maps – https://goo.gl/maps/BKzVTiByYqE2 (next door to […]
My husband looks for TED/TEDx Talks that he thinks will interest and inspire me. He found this gem for me this morning – ‘The Beautiful Awful’ by Alyssa Monks. Alyssa takes us on a personal journey of the evolution of an artist. Alyssa is a painter, and her work is beautiful. While watching, it […]
Oh what a glorious day! A whole day in the studio, printing. Today I FINALLY got to have a good play with my Adana 8×5 tabletop platen letterpress. I printed a poem written by a friend a few years ago (thank you Brendan!). Apparently the best way to learn is to make mistakes. Well today […]
Finished! A 7 colour reduction linoprint with hand-coloured eyes. I start each reduction lino print full of hope and anticipation that, while I know it will be challenging, I’ll love the process and be (hopefully) thrilled with the result. Then, as the image meanders through its processes, the love-hate relationship starts. With each new reduction […]
I am now the proud owner of 30pt Onxy. All 16+kg of her! I love explaining to the Australia Post ladies at my local why these little packages from so far away are so heavy! This lovely collection arrived after two separate purchases through eBay, all the way from the USofA. I’ve unpacked her neatly […]
New ink, new brayer, new paper – and so far – magic! I still have another reductive linoprint in progress, but I’m stuck on it, so I have started another image that has been waiting in the wings for a few months. I took this photo years ago and am now bringing it to life […]
If seems that I am on a continual state or ‘preparing’ to print. Life is busy and finding the time and space to actually print has been tricky. That said, I do appreciate the time to at least prepare for my next print run. I’ve decided to prepare some collagraph plates. I found this beautiful […]
Hooray – my gorgeous new Adana 8×5 has arrived. After staring at it for a week, a little scared but terribly excited about it, today I printed! This is the first line of a poem I’ll print up as I practise on my press. My intention with this little beauty is to combine my linoprinting […]
Yesterday the Maleny Printmakers held their first Members Studio Visit – and my studio was first cab off the rank. The idea of our studio visits is for each of us to have a stickybeak into each others working studios, sharing tips and ideas about how we work within our studio spaces. We are all […]
I’m heralding a new era in my printmaking practice – I’m entering the world of Letterpress – full throttle! My new letterpress type cabinet is en-route, full of type. She’s wrapped, packed, palleted and in transit right now. The pic above is here leaving Tassie. My Adana 8×5 will be en-route shortly from the UK. […]
I’m a printmaker. I love printmaking. And I call myself an artist (it took me a number of years to build up the courage to say that out loud let alone type it for the world to read!). I produce hand printed fine art limited edition prints in a range of different printmaking mediums.
I was asked to speak on a panel of Printmakers at Arts Connect Inc “Artists Speak Out” last night in Maleny. I felt honoured to have been asked, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It gave me some time to reflect about my art, and why I am pursuing it; and is helping me step up […]
Maleny Printmakers annual exhibition is on again – Roots. Please join us to view works exhibited by: Michèle Devèze Kevin Grealy Julie Hanrahan Kim Herringe Jacky Lowry Stephanie McLennan Throughout the month of June Monday 30 May – Sunday 26 June 2016 Opening Night 6pm Friday 4 June 2016 Where: VIANTA Arts – 70 Simpson […]
I’ve done it! I’ve created my own Facebook page – facebook.com/KimHerringeArt. Please Like me! Like my page and follow how my creative exploits are going.
Maleny Printmakers annual exhibition is on again – Belonging. Please join us to view works exhibited by: Michèle Devèze Sonja Georgeson Julie Hanrahan Kim Herringe Jacky Lowry Stephanie McLennan Easter Weekend – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 3-6 April 2015 Hours: 10am – 4pm daily Where: 37 Coral Street, Maleny (at the end of the driveway, […]
Maleny Printmakers is holding their 2nd exhibition – Journeys. Please join us to view works exhibited by: Susan Bowers • Andy Bridge • Fiona Dempster • Sonja Georgeson • Julie Hanrahan • Kim Herringe • Andrina Hoddinott • Jacky Lowry • Stephanie McLennan • Tory Richards • Barry Smith • Nancy Stockmann Easter Weekend – […]
Only 5 weeks to go!!! It feels like an eternity but my new etching press is nearly here. Its currently en route over the seven seas from Italy. I feel like an expectant mother getting the nursery ready for her new baby! Studio space to place my new press – CHECK! Cartridge and acetate for […]
Introducing the Maleny Printmakers and our first exhibition… The Nature of Printmaking. Please join us to view works exhibited by: Susan Bowers Fiona Dempster Sonja Georgeson Julie Hanrahan Kim Herringe Jacky Lowry Stephanie McLennan Tory Richards Barry Smith Nancy Stockmann
After 20 years of wishing and hoping and 3 years of committed effort to realise my dream I’m finally on my way! A love for all things print since I was a kid, typography, art and drawing has lead me through a career in design, advertising and marketing to space where I can create my […]
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