Holly Warnes

I am a multi media artist working primarily in print and embroidery. Most of my work is in portraiture and I create ‘embellished etchings’ through a multi-staged process. Beginning with a photopolymer etching, I print in ink onto cloth. I then work into the image with pencil, ink washes, hand embroidery, beading, gold leaf and any number of mixed mediums. I am continuously inspired by the way in which the materials themselves can direct a piece, carrying it in a direction I had not expected and surprise the work with the magic of chance.