Artist

Josephine Birch

Josephine is a Devon-based artist with an MA and BA from Cambridge School of Art and a Postgrad Scholarship from The Royal Drawing School. 

As a printmaker she pushes boundaries between drawing and print, combining traditional methods and working towards space-sensitive experimental works which envelop the viewer, like an overwhelming memory, an insistent reminder of the importance of the natural world and our complex engagement with it.

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Josephine's Style

Working primarily on location, she responds to the world directly around her, allowing memory to feed into the process. Works begun outdoors are completed in situ, sometimes using sheets of paper taped together, she can fold up parts of the drawing and work on smaller sections. This allows her to work through wind and rain, in tough locations.

The works are both a direct response to the natural world and an inwardly reflective process. By allowing the changing weather and uncontrollable factors of drawing outdoors to influence the work, images take on the character and sense of place.

"Drawing on location allows all else to fall away, by engaging with the sounds and sensations of the natural world. It is a revolutionary act in the face of screen time and hyper connection; an act of honoring, of paying attention, a way to reconnect." - Josephine Birch

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Drop 5 - Winter 2022

"Made on location on the turn of Autumn. Celebrating fall light and the particular rythm and colour of NYC. Each day I'd head out with my drawing board and paper squares taped and sometimes prepared with a colour wash, ready to draw at the drop of a hat." - Josephine Birch, New York

Drop 4 - Autumn 2022

"As August came to a close I was swimming and walking daily. These works are a glimpse of this past month, the heatwave, the quiet moments of heat and solace." - Josephine Birch, Summer's End

Summer Limited Edition Prints 2022

"This print is taken from a series of paintings I made this summer of women swimming in the sea and local rivers. During the intense heat friends and family escaped to the cool water, but in that simple act we always end up sharing important conversations, playful silliness or quiet moments." - Josephine Birch, The Swimmer Print

  • The Swimmer Print
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Drop 3 - High Summer 2022

"Throughout June, I spent early mornings and weekends swimming and drawing around East Prawle in South Devon near my home. The watercolours were made either on location or from memory after sketches. The mono types are inspired by quick drawings from my sketchbooks. These works are very evocative of my childhood summers in Devon, but with an adult perspective of love, family and relationships." - Josephine Birch, June

Drop 2 - Summer 2022

"This collection is inspired by new spring light after the long winter. The stillness of cool April evenings, the warmth of a lit window after spring showers  and the promise of hot sunshine in the coming months." - Josephine Birch, Looking Out

After The Rain

"The drawings and paintings in this collection were made on location in and around the South west, at Dartington Hall, and on the Hafod Estate, Wales. The drawings in turn inspire the prints which are made from memory on return to the studio. These landscapes encompass the wild and the managed, with edges of unkempt, reclaimed bramble and woodland, amongst gardens and greenhouses, between hedge and moor." - Josephine Birch, After The Rain

Prints

  • The Swimmer Print
    6592869
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