Printmaking gives Nina a buzz as it gives her the opportunity to combine her creative streak with a love of practical experimentation fostered during her career as a scientist and teacher. Nina loves that moment when you take the first pull off a new plate!
Nina's inspiration comes from a lifelong love of the natural world and her experiences working as an Ecologist, in the water industry in particular. It is no surprise that water and the life within it is a recurring theme in her work and many of her prints feature the wild life habitats and species she worked with in the field. Nina is interested in creating prints rooted in landscapes that are meaningful to her, constantly excited by patterns and textures in nature. She likes painterly prints and sometimes her work can lean towards the abstract. Reduction linocutting is one of her favourite methods as she likes the element of danger! Nina loves the experimental nature of monoprinting and the freedom it gives her and the amazing textures you can print from humble materials when printing with collagraphs. In her recent work, Nina has embraced the challenge of working with wood with a series of woodcut seascapes and wood engravings of local landscapes.