Dark Mourne Design: My Work
Having loved art and design all my life, I've had a pencil or paintbrush in my hand since I was a little girl. I love figurative work but, recently, have begun to experiment with cyanotype printing, a photographic printing process that was invented in 1842 by astronomer, Sir John Herschel. Using the process developed by Herschel, chemicals and sunlight together create a beautiful cyan-blue print on watercolour paper (and a variety of other materials such as stones, fabric, pottery etc).
My cyanotype artwork makes use of plants and objects gathered from my garden, and the natural world, which I love as much as the art it helps to inspire. Materials I use range from plants and flowers found on long walks on the Surrey Hills (where I currently live), and surrounding countryside, to strolls on the beach. I also make use of stones, shells, feathers, fabric and many other found objects, again, mostly acquired on my rambles. Some prints are embellished further by my use of paints, inks and gemstones.
This page shows some of my recent work. All art work is a one-off unless otherwise stated...no two cyanotypes are ever the same anyway. All work is on heavy quality watercolour paper, often hand-produced. Prints will be signed and dated by me. These come in a variety of sizes, some mounted. All are suitable for framing, including my cards.
Presently I'm preparing to move to Northern Ireland, hopefully settling there well before the end of 2022. Once there I hope to begin selling my work. Keep watching for updates!