Peon is a local printmaker and she uses everyday objects or scenery to tell a story. Her recent work depicts the landscape where she escapes from her day-to-day roles and where she finds balance in her life, gaining strength for her inner self.
Her new series ‘South Downs’ was inspired from her early morning walk at dawn, where she spent her unsleeping hours observing the colours of the sky at her favourite time of the day. She especially likes the moment before the sun rises when the sky changes from deep blue to pale grey. Then when the sun rises, bright burning orange pierces through the horizon.
Printmaking found her during the second year of her Fine Art degree. She loves process and steps; there is a set format to follow and she just loses herself when printing and wiping the plates. She loves the smell of ink and its creamy texture: the way it moves. Printmaking is very “hands on”, she builds a relationship with her work by touching it. Every wipe makes a mark, and marks fascinate her. “Everything leaves a mark in this world. Visible or not, it remains in existence and sometimes it is in people’s hearts.”
Peon runs her printmaking studio Sussex Printmakers from the 3rd floor of Colonnade House, running a range of classes, courses and open access opportunities. During her exhibition she will be giving two practical demonstrations:
16th June: Gelli Plate 10am & 2pm
23rd June: creating a collagraph plate – all day
This exhibition is part of Worthing Artists Open Houses. Please note: the main artists trail is open at the weekends only.