Suzy Murphy gives a talk about her monoprints at the London Original Print Fair 2018

As part of the London Original Print Fair’s VIP programme, Suzy Murphy gave an insightful talk on her inspirations and processes. Trained at St Martin’s, Murphy has painted her entire life and began making monoprints two years ago when she was drawn to the medium for its spontaneity. In a monoprint the marks can only be made once, unlike in editioned prints, so each work is unique with a painterly, gestural quality. ‘You only get one chance, one print,’ says Murphy. ‘You can’t go back – it’s now or never – I love that. Sometimes I do a whole series of the same image, adjusting it. I go into the print studio with an image in mind and draw it directly on the plate – it will take about half an hour and then I print it. Often it will be a subject that I’ve been painting or thinking about. But sometimes I create something completely unrelated – you’re always inventing on some level.’

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