Friday, July 13, 2018

Rich Hand-Pulled Collographs by Bonnie Murray


I discovered the art of Collography when I was asked by a friend to help on a project. In the process of researching on the art, I came across the amazing work by Bonnie Murray. Suburban St. Louis based artist has created her unique style while modifying the Collograph technique for over 30 years. 

The artist has a great passion for painting and print making but at the moment she is focused on developing Collographs that entails an interesting process of creating a collage with all kinds of textures on a plate, inking it up and printing it out. You can read more about Collography by her here. She creates multiple plates, one which prints a silhouette of the design and the second to fill in the textures, simply put. When the printing part is done, she would hand-paint where the colors didn't transfer by the press. Each hand pulled Collograph is a unique piece of art which will become a great conversation piece in your home. 

She has exhibited in numerous cities and has worked for corporations including Allied Signal Corp., Cigna, Citicorp, Marriott Corp. and PepsiCo, Inc. You can view more of her work on her online store.