As an artist I am primarily interested in animals and their interactions with their environments, the humans that surround them and one another. I love how animals seem to have great characters, and seem very telling in their actions and looks. I am interested in myths and histories that surround many creatures, of course these are always told from a human perspective, but I often wonder what a different story the animals themselves would tell.
As a printmaker and illustrator, I primarily work with collagraphs as a printmaker or with watercolour and ink as an illustrator. I find the process of collagraph –which involved printing from a collage, can produce many atmospheric prints and I also like being able to cut out and shape each plate as I wish.
With illustration the process is much more straightforward; however I can still spend hours getting the initial drawing just right!
Kara Seaman March 2012.