Nowadays I work almost entirely in aquatint (images made up entirely of tones, with no drawn lines) or make monoprints painted directly on the printing plate.


I love aquatints for the range of contrast possible, and for the velvety effect it gives, especially with darker colours.   Much of the work is made using multiple plates, which are laborious to create, but give wonderful luminous colours in the prints.  


I went to the London College of Printing in 1963 – 1967, and then worked as a graphic designer in the 60s and 70s.   In 1984 I started full time as an artist, specialising as a printmaker in etchings, line and aquatint.   I also taught print at the LCP and for the Outreach programme of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Education Department.


I was also commissioned for complete editions destined for P & O liners, Oriana, The Pride of Rotterdam, and The Pride of Hull.


I have had prints shown at five Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions and regularly show work at galleries in this country and abroad

SUSIE PERRING