This week, we are looking back fondly at Latitude and Longitude, artist Patricia McDonald’s fabulous solo show in Huyton Gallery in 2015.
Rather than us explain Patricia’s work to you, here are her own words on the subject:
“The inspiration for the exhibition in Huyton Gallery was based on travels and experiences from around the world, hence the title ‘Latitude and Longitude’.
At the heart of the exhibition were a series of large-scale digital and traditional printmaking pieces, which created a kind of visual travelogue. With layering, marks and texture using a variety of traditional woodblock, silkscreen, embossing and digital printmaking techniques, the works appeared somehow ‘otherworldly’.
The work is about me trying to capture the essence of those places I’ve visited. Not only how the landmarks look, but how the place felt and my memories of being there.”
As well as being a practising artist, Patricia is also the Course Leader of A Level Digital Media/Fine Art/Graphic Design at Cardinal Heenan 6th Form College. We invited her to have a solo show following years of participating in the Knowsley Open to great acclaim, and her work also featured in the calendar we produced in 2018. We asked Patricia how she remembered her experience of exhibiting with us:
“The opportunity to exhibit at Huyton Gallery was fantastic. It was a bright and airy space to show my artwork. Lots of visitors commented on the exhibition and how the artwork fitted well into the space.
At present I am working on a series of small woodcuts and laser etchings of various locations in Liverpool. I was published last year in the Liverpool Art Book showcasing some of my larger digital prints.”