deborah withey

Portfolio: Gyotaku + monoprints

A Japanese fish printing process using a real fish, ink and rice paper

Rainbow trout

A colourful print of rainbow trout created in the dry Gyotaku method.

Original
monoprint collage
18" x 14"
Sold

Firefish in ivy

A monoprint in 2 methods in one collage; a gyotaku fish print combined with hand-pressed ivy leaves, acrylic and printing ink on paper.

Original
monoprint collage
24" x 18"
Sold

2 forms create another

Short-listed for the 2011 Charlatan Art Prize. Overprint image of plaice and sole in a wet paper method of Gyotaku. Haunting and definitely a monoprint that cannot be achieved again.

Original
Original Gyotaku monoprint
12" x 18"

bronze mackerel

A gyotaku print I made with a fresh mackerel and then added some darks in with ink and bronze touches.

Original
Hand Print
16cm x 10cm

Gold stripe Turbot

A Gyotaku of an elegant turbot done in black with gold accent on cotton cloth.

Original
gyotaku monoprint
24" x 16"
Can be seen at cheese + pickles studio gallery

3 fishes

This Gyotaku work is a delicate overprinting of 3 fishes in different inks with acrylic added for depth and to contrast the delicate details within the fish.

Original
original Gyotaku monoprint
16" x 24"

so very blue today

This sole was gray and now blue like the ocean

Original
12" x 16"

£350.00 Framed
Can be seen at cheese + pickles studio gallery

blue bream diving

A lovely sea bream, ethereal and expressive gyotaku monoprint, created in London during my cheese + pickles studio on-the-road workshop.

Original
gyotaku monoprint
20" x 12"
Can be seen at cheese + pickles studio gallery

blue and silver sole

Little sole soft and gray blue.

Limited Edition
8" x 10"
Edition of 20

£150.00 Framed

black sole so soft

A soft little sole I loved to print on paper and clay.

Limited Edition
gyotaku monoprint
8" x 10"
Edition of 20

crazy fish collage

A colourful collage of Gyotaku prints of fish and leaves created to hang in a fantastic guest house in Pembrokeshire called Druidstone, which perches on the edge of the headland with crashing waves below.

Original
gyotaku monoprint
18cm x 18cm

Sea bream on rough canvas

Hand-printed fish and leaves on canvas.

Original
monoprint collage
12" x 15"

Jackdaw in the Close

This collage is an original which has been created using hand-printed and monoprinted papers. The jackdaw is one of my favourite birds, strong, intelligent and a bit mysterious.

Original
Original collage
16" x 16"

£225.00 Framed
Can be seen at St. Davids Studio Gallery

Welsh miss

A glue print, printed in 2 over-lapping colours bait offset for interest. The subject is a Welsh girl in a traditional hat, with a bit of a modern twist!

Limited Edition
16" x 12"
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Leaf lady

A monoprint created with PVA glue on board, printed onto a prepared surface with natural leaf print added onto the add by collage methos.

Original
an original monoprint
12" x 16"

£225.00

Ursula Mary

A personal piece created by drawing thru the back of the paper onto ink to achieve very unpredictable results!

Limited Edition
printmaking ink
6" x 4"
Edition of 2