Celia Nancarrow

Celia Nancarrow

Celia graduated in Fine Art in Birmingham. She was elected as an associate of the RBSA in 2004 and as a member in 2011. Celia specialises in collagraphs. The infinite varieties of materials that can be used in creating a collagraph make this type of printmaking particularly exciting, and using both methods of inking up (intaglio and relief) creates a unique image. Her work can be abstract, figurative or have the simplicity of a Japanese Print. Some prints express themselves better in black and white than in colour and vice versa depending on the subject matter or mood that is being expressed. Celia’s work usually has a theme and is developed to produce a series on that subject. For example there are 8 different prints based on the mystical island of Anglesey. Its ephemeral light qualities and ever changing moods are a fascination and the challenge of reflecting the extreme tonal values inherent in the Welsh landscape can be met by the flexibility of the collagraph.