Sylvia Davey Roxburghshire, United Kingdom
I am a visual artist, born in Scotland and living in the Scottish Borders. My background in craft and fine art is wide and varied. I first trained in ceramics and then studied fine art sculpture and printmaking, at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, from which I graduated BA Hons in 1992. My current art practice is focused on printmaking and charcoal drawings
My work is abstract and expressive, and organic in origin. My printmaking owes much to a life-long love for the tactile properties inherent in clay - in particular the deeply textured and layered effects I strive to achieve with my collagraph techniques. I seldom produce editioned prints, and only in very limited editions when I do. I am much more excited by the challenge of exploring an idea over a series of themed works, developing an image over five or ten closely related but distinct and unique pieces of work.