Café Gallery - Marion Elliot: Country Folk
Jan 19 - March 30
Marion Elliot a designer and printmaker who works mainly in paper. She uses printmaking techniques to produce densely textured papers to use in collage work.
Marion has a great love of Folk and Vernacular/Popular art - she loves shop fronts, fairgrounds, hand painted signage, advertising imagery and typography, tattoos, workers guild banners, mottos, religious iconography and paper ephemera. Marion is especially happy to have collaborated recently with the publisher Joe Pearson of Design For Today, on a book about the joy of the Circus.
Marion started her career in London and worked as a writer, stylist and art director for clients including F&W Media, David and Charles, Hachette, Hallmark, IPC Magazines, National Magazines etc. She has published 25 books on design subjects, including paper engineering and textiles.
Her work has been exhibited in the UK, USA and Japan and she currently teaches on the BA Illustration course at Hereford College of Arts, as well as working as a freelance illustrator.