Project Pressing Matters Feature & Portfolio Update
Rosie Leech is an illustrator, designer and ceramicist based in Herefordshire, England.
Openly admitting she is curious and sometimes a little nosy, she finds inspiration for her work by people watching and catching snippets of conversations around her.
A selection of the following images have featured in Pressing Matters, a magazine celebrating makers and artists who champion the print making process.
Rosie possesses an ability to capture the hearts of viewers with her use of characters. One that particularly stands out is a one page silent comic about a pigeon trying to gain the attention of a be-suited commuter
There is a stroke of madness in Rosie’s methods which is astonishing. Often working within smaller scales, each illustration is produced by layering tiny bush strokes repeatedly. Where as most people would choose a bigger brush size, the finished product would lack the finesse Rosie is able to produce.
When it comes to printing, Rosie grew tired of being forced to adhere to “the way its always been done”.
Where as most print artists choose to work in larger scales, Rosie questioned why nobody worked in smaller scales.
Following this process, a multitude of etchings were created, all measuring one inch in size.
These etchings highlight Rosies mathematical like accuracy and technique. Once printed they display an extensive amount of detail whilst remaining beautifully understated.
Working in clay will often influence the way Rosie approaches other aspects of her work. By using different mark making techniques and exploring new shapes & from, Rosie is able to apply this to her illustration.