I thought for this post I would share with you the work of the gorgeously talented Margie Doyle ( who just so happens to be my niece.)
Margie studied Fine Arts at University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia and after graduating in 2016, started experimenting with block printing and fell in love with the whole process.
I asked Margie what made her fall in love with block printing…”the meditative process of carving where I completely lose myself in it for hours and then the excitement of printing and peeling the paper off the block. I love that each print turns out differently with the textures that the ink creates.”
Margie has spent hours and hours learning the precise technique and how to get a clear, clean print with just the right amount of ink and just the right amount of pressure so it has become a muscle memory.
Each piece is sketched out, then hand carved onto blocks and finally hand printed in burnt sienna, indigo or black ink, making each artwork truly unique.
What I really love about Margie’s work is there is a certain earthiness to her prints but also an ethereal feeling to the shapes.
Margie is working very hard on establishing a career for herself in the art world, with successful collaborative exhibitions, supplying galleries with her work and commission pieces.
Now Margie has taken the big step of renting her own studio space in Sydney. I’m so proud and impressed with my niece and her commitment to following what she loves and finds truly rewarding.