BackKate Hudson Printmaker
Kate is a Melbourne based artist specializing in limited edition linocuts, her background in textile design has led to her richly patterned and decorative prints. She draws influence from Japanese woodblocks, Art Nouveau, the Arts & Crafts Movement and printmakers such as Margaret Preston. Her designs celebrate her love of the Australian birds and flowers in her garden and seen on daily bush walks around her neighbourhood.
Linocuts are a kind of relief print, which means the raised area of the block forms the image. All Kate’s colour linocuts are reduction prints. Multi coloured prints are produced by carving 1 or 2 blocks for all the colours used, more of the printing surface is carved away after each colour has been printed. She uses transparent ink called extender with small amounts of coloured ink mixed in. This means that the colours in her prints are built up from each other as each layer is added.
Kate does all her drawing, designing and block carving in her Eltham studio. She does her printing on the Columbian press, dating from the 1880’s, at the Australian Print Workshop in Fitzroy where she had a Collie Print Trust Emerging Victorian Printmaker Scholarship in 2005.
You can see more of Kate’s prints at www.katehudsonprintmaker.com