About the Artist
Sinéad has specialised in fine art printmaking since 2006, in particular working with copperplate etching and woodcut techniques. She is also a landscape painter, working in oils and watercolour. Sinead has a Masters Degree in the History of Irish Art and Archtecture, UCD 1994. Her
career has included many educational and curatorial roles within the visual arts. At present she is a tutor at Westport College of Further Education where she teaches the history of photography and visual culture, printmaking and graphic design. Sinead established her own printmaking studio beside her home, near Westport in
“ I particularly enjoy the reduction technique for creating an original edition. This is a relief printmaking technique which involves carving the image into a single woodblock or lino block. The surface of the block is inked by hand using rollers and printed under the pressure of an etching press. Each successive colour layer that is printed is taken from a reduced surface area on the block until the final detail is completed.
‘I keep my edition sizes small usually between 5 and 25 in number. They are ‘closed’ editions as the woodblocks are necessarily destroyed during the process.’