Avril Macdonald - artist~printmaker
Tel: 07703 293026
About me: I studied woven and knitted textile design at the Scottish College of Textiles and Leicester Polytechnic. My career branched off into journalism as a reporter and newspaper editor, followed by work in Public Relations, then Corporate Relations with BT . Writing and photography remained constant interests, and I resumed painting and began to make prints at the Institute Arts Centre in 2006. I am a member of the Printmakers Council.
About my work: I love experimenting with strong lines and colours and there is an abstract and graphic quality to some of my work. Most works are landscape but I have also made portraits – of people and animals. I work in etching and drypoint, making collages, collagraphs, trace monoprints and monotypes in watercolour and both water and oil-based inks and I adapt prints by painting with watercolour, ink, and acrylic and by incorporating sections, fragments and complete prints into collages.
Exhibitions: 2013 Photographics with Printmakers Council at Great Western Studios, London W2. 2012 Kingsgate Gallery Winter Print Show, Originals Gallery Crouch End Library Islington Art Society Autumn show, East Finchley Arts Festival annually up to 2015.
Forthcoming exhibitions: EF Open and an exhibition at Late November Gallery in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, both this summer.