Annemarie Blake

Born in Dublin, currently living in Somerset. Annemarie is a figurative and landscape contemporary printmaker and painter. Her work process often combines traditional printmaking techniques, etching, engraving, lithography with drawing and painting creating a sense of depth, layering and texture.
Annemarie seeks to keep a real sense of spontaneity in her pieces, in an effort to capture the energy and atmosphere of a memory or a moment in time, inviting the viewer to be drawn in, slow down and contemplate the wonders of the ordinary.
She makes some of her own colour pigments from natural dyes using plant sources - roots, berries, bark, leaves, wood, herbs and spices - and other biological sources such as fungi and lichens.
She works on paper, wood panels, linen and natural fabrics.
Her work is held in public and private collections in Ireland and England, private collections in France, Germany, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and El Salvadore.