Meet the maker Bertie Smith

I am currently working as a printmaker in the city of Cambridge, where I produce original artist prints and artist books. I am passionate about printmaking, the endless possibilities and the ability to approach and interpret processes in different ways to produce a variety of outcomes.
I work largely in relief print: attracted to the process for the possibilities found in creating multiples, the ability to achieve clean lines in mark making and for the meditative nature of making a block (cutting away at lino, working back to front and in positive and negative). Although primarily a printmaker I do also produce paper cuts and collaged pieces.
Ongoing influences on my practice include folklore and superstition, the natural environment, pattern, ethnic and historical textiles, books and art, design and illustration from the mid 20th century.
For more information and to see my portfolio please do visit my website, www.BertieArt.co.uk.