I am an art historian/ writer and tutor on Aberystwyth University History of Art distance learning modules. I have been a member of Aberystwyth Printmakers for several years and try to attend as many of their courses as possible to build up a range of different printmaking techniques.
Silk-screen printing was an element of my B.Ed(Hons) degree, moving on later to lino-cut block printing and mono-printing. Printmaking was also an element of my later BA (Hons) degree in Creative Arts, leading to an interest in wood block printing, collagraph, etching and some lithograph work.
Basically, I love to try out new techniques in printmaking as well as pen-and-ink sketches and using watercolours. I actually follow my own advice (given to my students) and enjoy keeping sketch books/learning journals for future reference. As I am a non-fiction author, including travel writing, I have found I am always trying to find ways to incorporate visual arts – for instance, including old paintings from National Library of Wales’ collections in my book “Walking Wales: The Art Lover’s Guide to Wye Valley Way”. I have lots of projects on the go – maybe a book on “The Art of the Pub” to make people look more closely at art that surrounds them even in the local pub!
Jacqueline Jeynes PhD, MBA, B.Ed(Hons), BA (art history), BA (Hons) Creative Arts