Ian Bertram ~ artist

Ian Bertram

“original art, prints, photography and mixed media. ”

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  • Blue Sarsen - artist proof collagraph print

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  • Cross 1 - monotype with acrylics on paper

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  • Cross 2 - monotype with acrylics on paper

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  • Hammer Marks on Weardale - artist proof collagraph print

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  • Pegasus on Fellside, artist proof collagraph print

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  • Tiny collagraph print in cobalt violet,cadmium yellow and green

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  • Tiny collagraph print on banana paper

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  • Tiny collagraph print

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  • Tiny collagraph print in shades of green and ochre

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  • Pink and red tiny collagraph print

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  • Colourful tiny collagraph print in violet and yellow

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  • Tiny monoprint in greens and ochres

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  • Tiny monoprint in reds, yellows and greens with a hint of blue

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  • From Hackpen Hill - drypoint print

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  • Weekend by the sea - collage with watercolour pencils

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  • Feather - drypoint print in variable edition of 6

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  • Feather - drypoint print in dark green in  variable edition of 6

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  • Tiny monoprint in magenta and cadmium yellow 2017 series no 1

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  • Tiny monoprint in magenta and cadmium yellow 2017 series no 2

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  • Fresco - collage with watercolour pencils

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  • At the edge of the known universe - acrylic on paper

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  • Black sun - collagraph monoprint

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  • Coastal Erosion - monoprint embellished with acrylic inks

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  • Not Rothko! - monoprint made with acrylics on paper

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  • Textures - small acrylic painting on paper

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  • Anger no 1 - mixed media painting on paper

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  • Deceit no 1 - acrylic painting on paper

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  • Ripening - acrylic painting on paper

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  • Passion no 2 - mixed media painting on paper

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  • Tango class - limited edition digital print

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  • ...this grained face of mine be hid... - monoprint made with acrylics on paper

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  • Power no 2 - acrylic painting on paper

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  • Fresh Spring no 2 - acrylic painting on paper

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  • Fresh Spring no 1 - acrylic painting on paper

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  • Dancing up a storm  - dramatic limited edition tango print

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  • The crumbling dreams of time - monoprint made with acrylics on paper

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  • A window on the Cambrian - monoprint made with acrylics on paper

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  • Transect I - limited edition collagraph print

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  • Transect II - limited edition collagraph print

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  • Dales Memories IV Autumn - collagraph print

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  • Upper Teesdale VI - variable edition collagraph print

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  • Upper Teesdale IV - variable edition collagraph print

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  • Geometry 2017 No 1 - hand made collage

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  • Geometry 2017 No 2

    Geometry 2017 No 2

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  • Landscape Study no. 7 Colourful monoprint in rich purples magenta green

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  • Landscape Study no. 6 Colourful monoprint in rich purples magenta green

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  • Reflections - monoprint made with acrylics on paper

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  • Bees tapping at the window glass - monoprint made with acrylics on paper

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  • At the edge drypoint artist proof print

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  • Standing Stones 1 - open edition digital print from original drawing

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  • Standing Stones 2 - open edition digital print from original drawing

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  • Water logic - digital limited edition print

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  • Grey logic - grey scale digital limited edition print

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  • Magma - digital limited edition print

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  • Jeru - digital limited edition grey scale print

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  •  Fat Bottomed Girls limited edition digital print - homage to Beryl Cook

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  • Beginnings - drypoint print inspired by astronomical photos of dust clouds

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  • Tiny collagraph print 2019 series in shades of blue

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  • Tiny collagraph print 2019 series in lemon yellow and violet

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  • Tiny collagraph print 2019 series in grey, yellow and purple

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About Ian Bertram ~ artist

Ian Bertram ~ artist

Original prints, collage and mixed media

I started taking photographs when I was 17, then really got into it at University, where I studied Planning. After 30 odd (some very odd) years in local government, redundancy led me to working for myself until illness ended that and I decided to change tack completely. I started making jewellery and selling some of my photographs. Some of my early slides had deteriorated badly and I began to restore them digitally. I soon realised that the work I was doing could be used creatively so began making and selling digital prints.

Later, a chance visit to a print studio gave me the chance to see work in progress by the artists Howard Hodgkin and Gillian Ayres and I was hooked. I booked on to a printmaking course and for the last dozen years that's what I have focused on. I still use photographs, both as a source of inspiration and as a stage in the making of screen prints or photopolymer etching.

I grew up on Tyneside in NE England, so for me now, even at my advanced years when I think of the countryside, it brings to mind the sweeping open spaces of Northumbria or the North Yorkshire Moors or on a smaller scale the Yorkshire and Durham Dales. Living now in Wiltshire, I see a much more manicured landscape but that is compensated by the magnificence of Stonehenge and Avebury and the ever present signs of barrows and burial mounds. A few years back I also discovered that the north also had a rich heritage of rock carvings and rock art. You can find lots of information online here:

http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/era/ (England)
http://www.megalithic.co.uk/ (worldwide)

All these ideas appear in my work in various ways, with references to moorland landscapes, abstract neolithic carvings, hill figures and standing stones.

I still make other work, largely colourful abstracts. I rarely work at a large scale. I like the jewel-like feel of small, even tiny pieces. I also tend to work in series. In the shop there will eventually be a series of work called 'Ancient Landscapes' bringing together those ideas from the Neolithic, several series of 'Tiny Art' and, returning to my starting point of digital prints a series just called 'Dancers'