About the Artist
Sinéad has specialised in fine art printmaking since 2006, with a particular interest in linocut. She is also a landscape painter, working in oils and watercolour. Sinead has a Masters Degree in the History of Irish Art and Architecture. She is a teacher at Westport College of Further Education where she delivers a number of modules across the full-time film, photography and art courses. Sinead established her own printmaking studio beside her home, near Westport in 2008.
‘I particularly enjoy the reduction technique for creating an original edition. This is a relief printmaking technique which involves carving the image into a single woodblock or lino block. The surface of the block is inked by hand using rollers and printed under the pressure of an etching press. Each successive colour layer that is printed is taken from a reduced surface area on the block until the final detail is completed. I keep my edition sizes small, usually between 5 and 25 in number. I take inspiration from my beautiful surroundings in the West of Ireland.’