Alan Jenkins

For the past ten years to I have been making prints usually dry point on various materials both traditional , copper, zinc or steel but also experimenting with plastic laminated posters which I found dreadful or TetraPak like materials which show much promise. In the past I’ve made use of copper pipes, cutting them open and flattening. The found marks are often important and made use of to trigger the development of the plate.

Landscape, nature and music are sources of inspiration. Sometimes the plates are made with the intention of using them as visual scores for musicians to perform.

Originally I studied at Derby, Birmingham(FineArt-Sculpture) and later Nottingham. Printmaking the use of tools and material is an extension from this.
Photography has also returned to my practice. I regularly walk with a camera seeking something to make a photo, this may or not be reflected or used in my printmaking.