Welcome to my new website.
I am interested in the colours, shapes and textures found in coastal areas, in particular the coast of North and West Wales. Walking in ancient landscapes and on shorelines, noticing the erosion, almost to abstraction, of both natural and manmade objects from long lost sites of human activity, continues to fascinate me. Over the last couple of years, my interests have extended to include the historic borderland between England and North Wales, where myth and legend overlap in the many layered landscape. Working with a group of fellow artist printmakers, who live on either side of the current border, has provided a new source of subject matter, whilst still encouraging the exploration of shape, colour and texture of object and places, the original meanings and identities often obscured by the passage of time.
I work in various original printmaking techniques which often come together in artists books. Work is exhibited in the North West and Wales and can be found in private collections in the UK, France, and Norway. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about a particular piece of work or technique. You can find recent updates on my Instagram @estellascholes