Sarah Lake is a paper artist living in Kent.
Her work mainly explores her love of all things wildlife through paper cutting, which started as a hobby over ten years ago.
“Each piece starts out with a photograph. Which is then split into the number of layers I want to work with. The layers will vary as to how much detail I can get into the piece.
Each layer is then printed onto the sheets of hammered paper.
Then the fun starts, with cutting each layer out by hand with a scalpel and glueing down before starting on the next layer.”
Sarah was the Sketch for Survival Wildlife Artist of the Year 2021, and a David Shepherds Wildlife Artist of the Year 2022 finalist and 2023 winner.
40 x 40 cm
Dizzy Pragnell’s work challenges and explores the boundaries of paper.
While studying for a degree in printmaking at UCA she began to experiment with different methods of paper making focusing on developing a technique, based on the ancient technique of papyrus, layering and fusing finely sliced fruit and vegetables to create cohesive sheets which formed textural tactile paper. Each sheet, an arrangement of colour and tone, retaining the essence of its origins.
The colour and patterns produced in the sheets are ideal material from which to initiate a variety of works in both two and three dimensional form, and small books, challenging the traditional concept of book art.
Her work has been exhibited internationally and throughout the United Kingdom including the Royal Academy. A number of works are in private collections and museums.
Three Apple Urchins