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Eirian Llwyd

Eirian trained as a nurse but has always been interested in art, and seriously began to pursue her career in 1997 when she began a part time degree course in Coleg Menai, Bangor. She transferred to a full time course in UWIC Cardiff two years later, and graduated in Fine Art in 2001. Whilst at Cardiff, she began her interest in printmaking under the encouragement of her art tutor, Tom Piper. Since graduating, she has been a full time artist/printmaker, and her work can be seen at various exhibitions.

I love the challenge and possibilities that printmaking offers me as an artist. Most of my prints are to do with a sense of place and have been inspired by Anglesey and the impact of moving to the island had on me. There are a significant number of prehistoric and Celtic relics on Anglesey reminding us of our roots and place in history and how a people and identity and language can survive. I use a range of traditional printmaking processes such as etching on copper, colograph, stone lithography, woodcut, linocut and monoprint.