Artist Profile

RICK AMOR

DO YOU SEE YOUR PRINTMAKING AS SEPARATE FROM your painting practice or as an important part of it?

It’s very much a part of what I do. I describe myself as a painter who prints. I don’t regard myself as a printmaker as such, I’m an amateur printmaker because my knowledge of technique is very basic, and I don’t really use complicated technique when I am etching, I just draw and bite. I don’t use aquatint, I don’t use sugar lift or any of those sorts of things, it’s just straight etching. With lithographs I just draw on the stone and hand the stone to the printer. It’s all pretty simple.

You’re not interested in learning any of those techniques?

No I’m not. It suits me just to draw and print. I like the business of scraping out

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