GILLIAN NIX

I am a Scottish artist living and working in Melbourne, Australia. I live in the Eastern suburbs amongst the gum trees, kookaburras and parrots with my partner, two young children and our beagle. 

I studied Fine Art & Tapestry at Edinburgh College of Art, and since graduating I have travelled and lived in many exciting places, became an Art teacher and relocated to Australia. 

My love of lino relief printmaking started when I was studying to become an Art Teacher in Glasgow. The technique had me totally hooked from the first print I made (even though my first print was terrible!). The hypnotic carving, rhythmical process, rich history and importance of drawing are all really attractive to me. Over the last 10 or so years, I have continued to work with lino printing and continue to be in love with it and the visual possibilities.

I seek inspiration from a wide range of sources, and in particular folk art, patterns, textures, story telling, music, cinema and books that I read

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