Laine Tomkinson

 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire





Residencies, Affiliations

Member of the Printmaking Council 2011-2013
Artist in residence at Leicester Print Workshop September 2011 – May 2012
Group Exhibitions 2012
Midlands Open 2012 Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington
Contemporary Print at Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester, Oxfordshire
Passion for Print; Embrace Arts, Leicester University, Leicestershire and touring
Wirksworth Arts festival, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Printmakers Council 8TH Annual Mini print Exhibition- London Print Studios Gallery, London, currently touring Britain
End of residency exhibition Leicester Print Workshop


Selected exhibitions

Nottingham Open Nottingham Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham

Passion 2 Print touring exhibition; The Craft Gallery, Rufford, Nottinghamshire and Rugby Art Gallery
Internacional Print exhibición, Cadaques, Cataluña, Spain
Solo Exhibición Galería de Pinto, El Raval, Barcelona, Spain
Expressive Figuration Solo Show, The Pankhurst Centre, Manchester
City Life- Public Lifem Group Show, The Cornerhouse, Manchester
New Art from Manchester Salford Art Gallery


Commissions/ Public Collections
2012 Portfolio acquired by Fullers Brewery P.L.C.
2011 Selection of Prints acquired by Andersons Accounting, Barcelona
2010 Prints acquired by The Royal Bank of Scotland, Manchester

Artist Statement

My most recent works are inspired by movement, special places and seasonal cycles. They feature natural forms, flowers or organic shapes, tumbling, moving, dancing – almost bursting out of the frame. I’ve seen my chosen range of colours in rivers, flowers, heather, drying ferns – but I’ve definitely cranked up the volume.


I’m always representing a specific experience when painting or printing, orchestrating my personal array of shapes and marks, then building up layers of colours to develop an image that is both true to the initial sensation and which – hopefully- quickens the pulse.
Recently I’ve been experimenting adding layers of paint over an already colour saturated print- producing a one off mixed media work. Working like this- trying out shapes and forms with immediacy keeps my work fresh.


“Laine’s printmaking practice deserves wider acclaim. Her painterly approach and unerring sense of colour produce prints that are both dynamic and beautiful. She is becoming hot property in printmaking circles- a true printmaker’s printmaker”

Lucy Philips, Director, Leicester Print Workshop





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