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  • PrintMaking in the Somerset Levels, we interview Myrtle Pizzey

    Myrtle Pizzey won Best Work in Show at the SGFA annual exhibition 2015. Known for her abstract responses to colour, shape, space, and form not only does she achieves stunning realistic images but she is a prolific print-maker and a most interesting and thoughtful artist. She has won a whole stash of Strathmore Print Paper.

    First of all congratulations on winning the Strathmore Artist Papers prize at the SGFA annual exhibition this year. Stunning piece. Can you tell us a bit about the winning image, what it represents, what inspired you to create it, any challenges in making it?       

    Haymoor Myrtle PizzeyThe scene "Cattle on Hay Moor" is just around the corner from where I live. Our next door neighbours are farmers, and like a lot of small farmers have given up milking to breed beef cattle, changing the landscape from one dominated by black and white Friesians to a various mix of all types of breeds. Several of my prints include parts of this scene which has changed quite dramatically over time. The silhouette of trees in the distance in winter etched out against the bleak sky and the willow

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