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Grace Wells-Earp

Fine Art, BA (Hons)

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About me

Hi, I’m Grace, an illustrator and printmaker from the North-West, primarily creating work using lino printing.

A large part of my practice focuses on the handmade aspect of my work, as I create and print within my studio space, without the need of a print studio.

My degree work looks at magpies and folklore that surrounds them, consisting of a collection of lino prints together with a book of prints alongside. Folklore tales, negative stereotypes and the traditional nursery rhyme ‘One for Sorrow’, inspired me to explore magpies and their behaviours, which influenced me to create art that portrayed the birds how they actually are; intelligent, loyal and loud. The prints show magpies having conversations about magpie stereotypes and making small talk, as well as a number of them quoting Chaucer, one of the earliest known writers, linking back to the folklore origins of the project.

A wide angle of my degree show

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A wide angle showing a lot of the degree show prints installed

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A print of a magpie on its own, part of the wider collection of degree show prints

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A magpie alongside a Chaucer quote

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One of the magpies alongside a Chaucer quote

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Another view of the prints on the wall, showing the book I created to the right

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A selection of magpie prints displayed on the wall

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A selection of magpie prints displayed on the wall

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A selection of the prints displayed on the wall

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The book of prints, ‘One for Sorrow’ that sits within my degree show

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Keywords: magpie, fine art, illustration, lino printing, print making, prints


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