Puffin 4 is a monoprint by Ayrshire artist, Greg Moore. It is hand coloured, unframed and is 19x12.5cm. A monoprint is a one of a kind print made by painting an image onto a non-absorbant surface such as glass or perspex.
The paper is then placed on top and pressure is applied by hand or using a
press. Monotypes allow the artist to work in a very natural manner, and often
have a painterly look.
An image may be built up with several printings, but there is only one
finished image at the end.
Gregory Moore studied at Belfast Art College in the early 1980s where he graduated with a degree in Fine Art. During this time he was introduced to printmaking and after a career in graphic design, teaching and illustration he was keen to start printing again. In 2016 he enrolled on a refresher etching course and shortly afterwards became a member of the Glasgow Print Studio.
After exploring a range of etching techniques including hard and soft ground, aquatint, sugar lift and spit biting Gregory started producing a range of prints inspired by the landscape and the effect that weather and light has on the mood and atmosphere of a place. He has also experimented with mezzotint, carborundum and monoprinting, keen to get the most from these versatile mediums.
In 2017 Gregory won the Roy Wood prize for excellence in Printmaking at the Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition in Edinburgh and also had his prints exhibited in various exhibitions, art fairs and galleries.