Vicky Oldfield's strong images are created using collagraphs, an experimental form of printmaking. The prints are taken from plates which have been collaged with a variety of materials, card, fabric, paper, string, sand and anything else that may come to hand; it’s recycling at it’s most creative!
The plates are then sealed and then inked up and printed in intaglio or relief on damp paper using an etching press. The embossed textural quality of the print is unique to this method.
Using this process Vicky is able to make small editions of the image herself. The editions are variable due to the process and her desire to experiment, which means each print is unique.
Vicky Oldfield is inspired by plants, objects and the animals that surround her, her pictures are an atmospheric response to the beauty and drama of her daily life.
Vicky studied (BA Hons) Design at Staffordshire University and then advanced printmaking at Richmond School of Art.
She has worked as a freelance designer/illustrator with clients including: Villeroy and Boch, Dorma, Crown, Venelia, The British Museum, Lings cards, Phoenix Trading, Wedgewood, Art Crazy and Papercraft magazines.
Vicky has recently exhibited at The Royal Society Of British Artists Annual Show 2012 at the Mall Galleries; London Bite at The Mall Galleries, London; The Marle Gallery, Axminster; The Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy Of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London; The Royal Society Of British Artists 2011 at The Mall Galleries; Art for Life Christies, London; Skylark Gallery; Waterloo Gallery, Jersey Galleries; Gracefield Arts Centre; Penny school Gallery & the Affordable Art Fair.