Helen Roddie’s studio practice combines a passion for plants, drawing and print.
She works with lino and the natural things around her. Hedgerows are an ever-changing, favourite source of inspiration. She searches for anything unusual and peculiar, amongst the ordinary and familiar.
Through drawing Helen gets to know each plant and the features that describe their form. Taking time to observe and draw gives her a desire for detail, pattern and design.
Helen enjoys the challenge of translating pen-line to print without the distraction of colour. Using lino floor tiles as the printing surface, she hand-cuts a design in relief. Material and tools give her work a strong, graphic quality and precision of line.
Prices:Limited edition linocuts (5-50cm), £25 – £250, (cards from £2.50).
Helen continuously explores the creative potential of lino – simple ‘cut and press’ facilitates play and experiment. Teacher trained, she enjoys the diversity of working with all ages and abilities. She provides printmaking/art workshops to Rural Arts, schools and colleges, creative groups and individuals. Equipped with a portable press, she has the versatility to take her printmaking to outreach venues/events and those with limited facilities.
Workshops: all priced individually.
Current methods of working: Private Commission, Community work, Education projects