/About the Artist
Alison Savic, BA (Hons)
I was born in New Zealand, but grew up in Jersey, Channel Islands, and then lived and work in Exeter, Devon, SW England. I moved to the Netherlands in 2018. After graduating with a Fine Art Degree, I worked as a graphic artist in Jersey. I then made a career in music teaching before becoming a full-time printmaker.
I love the creative process, initial drawings, preparing the plates to print and mixing the inks. The most exciting part is seeing the image revealed when the paper is peeled away from the inked up plate after it has been through the press.
I created many of my prints at the Double Elephant Print Workshop (DEPW), in Exeter, where I produced over 60 editions and many monoprints. Devon has stunning scenery, wildlife and a wealth of fascinating historical buildings, which I used as my inspiration. My prints are hand printed on high quality papers with oil based inks and are completely unique. For my linocuts and woodcuts, I used the 19th century Albion Press at the DEPW which is a bit like a huge stamp machine that provides enormous pressure to give clean flat colour. I also create collagraphs, drypoints, monoprints and photo-etchings.
My husband is from the Balkans, so we all moved to live in Belgrade for eight months in October 2017. I enjoy depicting Belgrade’s rich and exciting city landscapes.
In August 2018 I emigrated to the Netherlands with my family. In Utrecht I attended a lino/mono-printing workshop where I created some abstract monoprints combined with linocut.
FABRIC PRINTING WORKSHOPS WITH ALI
One of my favourite things to do is to facilitate Fabric Printing Workshops in the UK and in the Netherlands. For more information about my fabric printing courses please go to ‘Events’.