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Audrey Feltham, Deer Lake, Newfoundland, Canada

Audrey and her husband Jim were here for just a few days but in that time she did some interesting prints and we learned a lot about the Canadian northeast. Jim told some wonderful stories of his experiences as a high-school teacher and basketball coach in a village on the northernmost coast of Baffin Island, which enjoys low winter temperatures of 40-50 degrees below zero. “How far is it from the nearest town?” I asked. “About an hour,” he replied. “By road?” “No, by plane. There aren’t any roads.” And like that. Here’s wishing the Felthams well, and do bundle up, won’t you! (more…)

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Australian artist Jini Grinwald was the inspiration for this print. She saw some flamenco dance drawings in my sketchbook and said, “This one would make a lovely liquid-metal print…” See whether you agree:

Maureen Booth's Granada flamenco print

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Here’s a personal look at Christmastime in Granada, the result of one evening’s stroll through the streets of the city.

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Juan Carlos with his assistant director, MarioOur video/cineasta friend, Juan Carlos Romera, has taken advantage of the new YouTube service to upload the complete version of “Bive,” a 38-minute short film that he made in 2005. In that film I play “Maureen,” an English printmaker who falls in love with a Spanish fisherman. The film is essentially about the storm it causes in a little fishing village on the coast of Almería province.

We had such a great time doing it that I decided that in my next encarnation I want to be an actress. Here’s the link to see it (for free) on the off chance that you might find it amusing:

Mike did a story on the making of “Bive” (Printmaking Makes the Movies) and published it here on World Printmakers.

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Maureen and Jini, with some of the work she produced in September

Jini Grinwald made her reservation a year in advance. She wanted to spend the month of September in the Gallinero and working with Maureen in the studio. She had studied printmaking at Melbourne University, “but that was a long time ago,” and she thought she needed to learn some new approaches. “Traditional printmaking didn’t offer me enough sponteneity,” says Jini. “I needed some techniques capable of offering me more freedom, more fun, not the same old kitchen chores.”  Jini caught the plane back to Australia this morning, but before she left she had time to answer some questions in the airport coffee shop: (more…)

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City of Light

"City of Light," a liquid-metal print by Maureen Booth

This print, which I made 8-10 years ago, was actually made for a commission, the biggest one I ever got. (Some day I’ll tell you how I got it.) The client was a Parisian real-estate company with 1,000 employees and they wanted Christmas presents for all of them. The only condition was that the images had to be versions of the buildings they were making in La Defense quarter, outside of Paris. They accepted all of the prints except this one. It seemed that the architect had changed the look of the building, and this print was no longer a true representation.

No matter, I editioned it myself and introduced it into my own distribution channels. Over the years it has been an excellent seller, something I never expected from a print of an office building!

This is a liquid-metal print (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E5iZYs52bM) and I think it’s the unique qualities that this technique offers which have made it successful.

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These (rather disordered) snapshots should give you an idea of what our village and its environs are like. You might like it here.

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