The process of the lino-cut has become Rosemary's favourite means of making art, for now. After retiring from teaching art in a secondary school, where she found herself looking on enviously as her year 10 pupils were achieving success with the medium, she could hardly wait to have a go herself!
It starts with the recognition of an image that inspires and suggests how she might approach it, simplifying it down to areas of tone and texture. Then the quite arduous work that goes into each stage, always holding out the promise of the moment of revelation, arrives and is worthwhile, fuelled by an underlying excitement along the way.
To view further work by Rosemary, please visit her website: rosemaryatkins.co.uk