The Full Story
My name is Paula Payne, I trained in fine art in Manchester. Arboretum Print Co began when I started printmaking in my self built garden studio and began to re engage with my own practice. I am really excited to see where this journey takes my work.
I love to experiment with processes and colour. Some people are drawn to the simplicity and elegance of the black and white lino prints. I love this aesthetic too. But I like to use colour to create other moods and atmospheres. It can be calm serenity or pure joy. I love the quality of the unplanned marks and colour on my backgrounds against the flat solid colours of the print.
I enjoy exploring media and processes and like to continually develop my skills and hopefully produce some good work along the way. For me, it is about self-expression and a desire to create strong, atmospheric compositions that speak to the viewer.