/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. 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 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 use 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 Belgrade in October 2017 and I enjoy depicting its rich and exciting city landscapes.
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.
In August 2018 I emigrated to the Netherlands with my family. I plan to start printing and holding workshops soon!
PHOTO: Martyn Windsor