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Jackson Bridge, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1996 – 1998 Royal College of Art, London MA Printmaking. 1992 – 1996 University of Reading BA Fine Art. I am a full time printmaker working from my home studio near Holmfirth in Yorkshire. I exhibit regularly in the UK and Europe and sell my work all over the world, through my shop Little Print Press. FOR MORE INSIGHT ABOUT MY WORK, PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE: www.emmalawrenson.com

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Drawing of the day. Ideas for new prints.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

'Big Fields I & II'
Paper size of each: 85 x 48cm
Image size of each: 65 x 29.5cm 
Screenprints on Fabriano. In total these pieces have 27 separate colours and layers all applied by hand. The stencils are all hand drawn too, and the top one has three colours added to it with coloured Karisma pencil. Both are available to buy, and come from very small editions of 10. When they're gone they're gone!  

Monday, 31 October 2016

Playing around with new ideas and drawings.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

All wrapped up ready to go the the Yorkshire Sculpture Park shop and Leeds Print Fair next month.

Very excited to have my work in the gorgeous shop ANTHROPOLOGIE!  
I have the same print 'Entrance' for sale in my shop Little Print Press. £198

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Six in the series. All from small editions and all printed and made completely by hand. They all start off as drawings and my stencils are hand drawn too. I love the textural appearance and the combination of geometry and the drawn mark.
I worked out that I have hand applied 78 colours on all of these prints together!    

'Graffiti Underground' from an edition of 30 (top on Fabriano) and 10 (bottom on Somerset Grey Velvet)
I love the colours in the new pieces, they just seemed to work when I put them together.
Both are available in my shop, click to be redirected. :) 

Monday, 3 October 2016

My studio from two angles! I've been trying to sort it out recently and am struggling with lighting and layout. I love all of my old bits of furniture, but I could do with another plan chest and another table.....:(

'In Conversation II' 
I really love how this piece turned out. I had so much success with the first 'In Conversation' print I made (edition sold out), that I wanted to expand the series. This is available in a very small edition run of 15 only. 

New work in progress...

My latest 18 coloured screenprints! They are inspired by some graffiti I spotted in an underpass a few months ago. I couldn't decide which colour I like the most when I did some samples, so I made just three of the charcoal grey and brown (top right) one and more of the pink and orange one.
Both are available in my shop or contact me directly elawrenson@live.co.uk.

Paper size: 57 x 44cm,  Image size: 38 x 30cm
Original handmade eighteen colour screenprints on Fabriano Rosaspina 285gsm. 
Signed, titled and dated in pencil at the bottom . Editions of 30 . Sold Unframed
Price £255

Sunday, 11 September 2016

I started work on the bottom left drawing, turning it into an edition of 15 screenprints.
This follows on from my recently exhibited piece 'In Conversation',
that recently sold out at the Royal Academy. Now for sale, click to shop.
The other three drawings are based on some graffiti I photographed a couple of weeks ago
in an underpass in Wales.
I really like the four images together, so I will be making all of them into prints
 in the coming weeks/ months.That's the plan anyway!

Monday, 20 June 2016

Work in progress, 'Tenter Hill'. I'm planning on expanding my landscape series of prints with pencil. This is a drawing and collage which will be made into a small edition of screenprints. Things are so hectic at the moment, and summer holidays are coming up soon, I hope I manage to get into the studio to print.... 

Monday, 13 June 2016

Set of six screenprints, some old and some new. These should brighten up any space!

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

RA Summer Exhibition 2016

Delighted to have had 'In Conversation' selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition this year.
The edition has sold out, however I have a few Artist Proof prints available to buy. Please click the image to be taken to my SHOP. The edition was for 15 prints only and sold out in two weeks. The A.P's are exactly the same as the editioned prints. Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 9 May 2016


Juxtaposition at the Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, North Yorshire
7th May - 4th June 2016
An exhibition of contemporary printmaking by established and emerging printmakers
Kip Gresham, Katherine Jones, Emma Lawrenson,
Ian McNicol, Mali Morris RA, Barbara Rae CBE RA, Emma Stibbon RA

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Sketchbook drawings 23 & 24. Just thinking about expanding on a previous
piece 'In Conversation' done in December. Perhaps I'll start working on them next......

Monday, 18 April 2016

wall series

All done! 'Chip & Blocks' another piece to partner with 'Drystone'
76 x 56cm, edition of 15, silkscreen on Fabriano £265

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Friday, 1 April 2016

ETSY blog feature

My shop Little Print press is now being featured on the main Etsy blog. 
Have a look ! 

Friday, 25 March 2016

New work for The Edition Shop

Bespoke prints made for the lovely Sarah at The Edition Shop. These will be on sale soon.
'Quiet Shapes' & 'Chatty Shapes' both from editions of 20, 30 x 40cm.  

Monday, 21 March 2016

I'm working on some simple drawings to translate into prints at the moment. The Hawthorne trees are just coming into bud and have lovely shapes. Top: 'Bud III' a screenprint made last week on Fabriano, and below it four little sketches in pen. 

Monday, 14 March 2016

Winning the New Light exhibition....and what's next.

I decided to enter the New Light Exhibition due to the fact that it was for Northern artists only. Being able to show work in the beautiful Bowes Museum, Mercer and Panter and Hall galleries made it very enticing! Usually all other competitions are based in London so it made a nice change. 

I was pretty shocked to win the print-makers award as the standard of work was incredibly high. I enjoyed talking to Norman Ackroyd RA CBE about my work on the night of the prize giving, he was very complimentary which was a great confidence boost. I haven't had any feedback about my work since I was studying at the Royal College of Art back in the nineties, and for me, this made the exhibition. I try to enter at least two prestigious competitions a year as I believe being judged by the best artists and experts in the business is a great way to get noticed and move your profile just a little bit further forward. 

Being offered the solo exhibition at The Zillah Bell Gallery will be a fantastic opportuntity to show my work to a different audience. They have a fantastic reputation and catalogue of great artists showing there. As well as my show 'Piecing the landscape', they exhibited and promoted my work at the Hepworth Print Fair last weekend and have asked me to be part of 'The Contemporary Printmakers' exhibition in May. I feel extremely honoured and privileged to be showing alongside Royal Academicians. 

Saturday, 12 March 2016

'Arches' screenprint in ten colours, finished yesterday! I'm so pleased with this print it was worth the seven hours of colour mixing it took to get it right! It's very subtle but very painterly too. The colours remind me of the seaside, sticks of rock and deck chairs.  

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

This week I have been getting ready for an interview with Etsy. Home studio shots taking shape....

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Piecing The Landscape - my solo exhibition starting 9th April

'Meal Hill' screenprint and pencil on Fabriano Rosaspina, 76 x 56cm, edition 15, 2016
This latest print has nine layers of ink and six separate sections of hand coloured pencil work. It will be exhibited very shortly at The Zillah Bell Gallery in Thisk as part of my solo exhibition 'Piecing The Landscape'

Monday, 22 February 2016

Don't miss my work on the Zillah Bell stand at The Hepworth Print Fair.
'Fields Edge' recently finished. 76 x 56cm.
Edition 15
silkscreen print in 16 colours £265

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

forthcoming exhibitions....

I'm getting ready for several exhibitions at the moment which are coming up in the next few months. Firstly four of my framed prints and several unframed prints will be at the Hepworth Print Fair in March. My work will be on the Zillah Bell Gallery stand. 
9th April – 30th April
7th May – 4th June  ‘Contemporary Printmakers’, The Zillah Bell Gallery Thirsk 
A diverse selection of printmaking, presenting  works on paper by Royal Academicians; Fred Cuming RA, Peter Freeth RA, Mali Morris RA, Emma Stibbon RA and Barbara Rae CBE RA.  Works by master printmakers; Kip Gresham, Ian McNicol and 2015 Newlight Prize Winner Emma Lawrenson will also be exhibited.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Thanks to Rachel from everglow. Click to read the full interview!

small printed drawings.

I've been making some new small printed drawings.
They work individually or in pairs or all together. They are all 
hand drawn with pencils to start with and transferred into silkscreen
prints. I like to add transparency medium to give the prints lovely 
£128 for a set of six or £29 each.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

I've started to experiment this week. A large leaf drawing in
coloured pencil on a printed background.
76 x 56cm.

Monday, 18 January 2016

new botanicals

My studio wall with some new botanical prints.
New prints include; 'Nest and Six Eggs', 'Yellow Spots' & 'Under the Hedgerow'.

Two new works...

Brand new editions, finished recently. These have taken a few months to put together. Top; 'In Conversation' screenprint on Fabriano edition 15. Bottom; 'Dry Stone'.  

Sunday, 3 January 2016


I'm really looking forward to another year printmaking....
I will be starting the year thinking about my submissions for the RA summer exhibition, along with preparing for a solo show at the Zillah Bell Gallery.
I've got so many ideas bubbling away, I can't wait to make a start!  
Inspiration from out and about......