/About the Artist
Alison Savic, BA (Hons)
I was born in New Zealand, but grew up in Jersey, Channel Islands, and now live and work in Exeter, Devon, SW England. 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 create my prints at the Double Elephant Print Workshop (DEPW), in Exeter, where I have produced over 60 editions and many monoprints. Devon has stunning scenery, wildlife and a wealth of fascinating historical buildings, which I use as my inspiration. My husband is from the Balkans, so we often travel there and I love to depict its rich and exciting city landscapes too. My prints are hand printed on high quality papers with oil based inks and are completely unique. For my linocuts and woodcuts, I use 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 use the intaglio press at the DEPW to create collagraphs, drypoints, monoprints and photo-etchings.
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 am now living temporarily in Belgrade, Serbia and have enjoyed photographing and making prints in this exciting city.
PHOTO: Martyn Windsor