Sally Hill was the winner of the Derby Print Open Banks Mill award in 2019 with her linocut ‘Beach Huts’. The prize included the opportunity to have a solo exhibition, and her work can now be seen at the Banks Mill foyer gallery, after a lengthy wait due to the Pandemic. Titled ‘Seashore’, it runs from 19 Sep to 7 Oct, weekdays 9am-3pm and showcases thirty prints inspired by the East coast.
Having studied English and Fine Art at Exeter University, Sally originally worked as a freelance book illustrator and art teacher. Printmaking has always been part of her practice, and in recent years her linocuts have become her main focus.
Sally comments: “I was brought up by the sea and feel drawn to the vitality of the coast and its wide open spaces as a subject. The shoreline’s constantly changing with the tides, weather and movement of people, and that gives me scope for my particular interest in composition. I find the printmaking process equally inspiring. Working within the restrictions of linocutting can stimulate ideas and bring a focus to them. Most of all, I like the energy and directness of marks carved from lino.”
Sally works from her studio at home in Leicestershire, where she has a Rollaco Press. She is a member of Leicester Print Workshop and Leicester Society of Artists.
Visit Sally's website to find out more.