Andrea Kershaw

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Andrea's degree in Fine Art and Master’s in Creative Practice, have allowed her to develop and combine her passion for printmaking with her interest in the notions of the landscape and its interpretation. 

Andrea's Master’s centred on the landscape of The Ullswater Way, a 20 mile circular walk within The Lake District National Park.  Walking The Ullswater Way, in fragments, over a 2 year period, then as a whole, piecing together the journey through annotated sketching, photography and film.  Experiencing the elements of the landscape through sound and sight she hopes that traces of her emotions are incorporated and conveyed in her prints. 

The etching prints titled ‘Fragments’ are made of a series of images, each image is a ‘fragment’ which enables the viewer to see the vista in its totality.   Andrea explains that "this holistic approach, seeks to instigate in the viewer, a loss of self as they are subsumed by a larger, more universal picture: each element of the landscape helping us to understand our relative insignificance."  

Fragments of Ullswater - Shoreline & Ripples

Through her abstracted interpretation of the topography, Andrea aspires to provide a discourse and a connection with the viewer of their own personal responses.  

She explains that, "as with the strata of the landscape, my journey, both metaphorically and physically, includes layering of the vista, expressing both reaction and experience to a place."

Fragments of Ullswater - Fellside & Lake

Andrea lives in the Eden Valley, Cumbria and continues to be inspired by the landscape around her. 

See more of Andrea's recent work below. You can also browse her work on her website and find her on Instagram

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More of Andrea's recent work

Ullswater Calm

Standing Stone

The Cockpit

Autumnal Notions of Ullswater 

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