Lisa Benson printmaker

I am an artist and printmaker living in the beautiful harbour town of Watchet nestled on the North West Somerset coast.

After a career that included art projects for the youth service and a stint as the Youth Arts Co-Ordinator for South West Surrey, illustrating for a national magazine, and several years as a freelance graphic designer,  I finally discovered printmaking in 2017.

When I found printmaking something clicked, this was the artistic discipline I had been searching for all those years. It combines a carving element, a drawing and painting element, continual problem solving and  requires  precision amongst the chaos.  The thrill of pulling a print never seems to get old.  

I am hugely drawn to nature, as so many of us are. Time has become a recurring theme in my work and I find I am often drawn to moments in time that happen today as they could have for hundreds if not thousands of years.