For the month of December the ‘Featured Artist’ is a collaboration of Annick Bouvron-Gromek and BJ Glanville. Showcasing Monotypes, their show “Color Shapes & Textures”, will be on display from November 25th to December 30th. The reception will be on Friday December 1st from 4 pm to 7 pm at the SAA Gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter, NH.
Annick Bouvron-Gromek was born in Brittany, France and now resides in Exeter, New Hampshire. Annick’s interest in art came later in life. She began taking painting instructions with Doris Rice in 1997, then pursuing an interest in monotype attending workshops with Pam Lawson.
A Monotype is one of a kind ‘hand pulled’ print, an original, not a reproduction. The image is created using etching ink applied to a smooth Plexiglas plate, then transferred to paper with a printmaking press. This process allows textures not possible when painting directly on paper. Monotypes are a very experimental form of art work as one never knows for sure what the result will be until it is pulled from the press. Making monotypes allows exploration. The artist can try almost anything. It is fun!
You may view more of Annick’s work in her virtual gallery, visit the SAA Art Gallery at 130 Water St, Exeter, New Hampshire, or contact Annick at her studio at 25 Forest St. in Exeter, NH – call her at (603-583-5293) or email her firstname.lastname@example.org.
BJ Glanville Design
My professional background has been in the textile industry over the past 35 years, designing fabrics for multiple applications: home furnishings, apparel and automotive interiors. My textile designs have always been influenced by growing up in the Virgin Islands. There I was introduced to silk screen printing by one of the early pioneers, Jim Tillett. Textures, pattern and color, often influenced by the Caribbean, are strong components in my artwork today.
Most recently, my creative process has focused on monotype (printing on both paper and on fabric; sometimes incorporating a layering of both). Studying with Annick Bouvron-Gromek over the last few years has taught me a great deal about the printed image as it passes through a printing press. I continue to be intrigued with the effect of transferring a single painted image from plate to paper using a press. These one-of-a-kind prints simply capture a moment in time that cannot be duplicated.
Rhode Island School of Design, BFA Textile Design
- Starbucks , Kittery ME – Summer 2011
- Edward Jones Kittery, ME – May 1 – September 1, 2015
- Kittery Art Association, Kittery ME – All Member Shows / Spotlight Artist
Kittery Art Association, Kittery Point, ME