Victoria Keeble

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Statement

I trained as a textile designer at Falmouth School of Art and worked in the industry for the United Turkey Red Company. In the 1960s I designed and hand embroidered silk shirts and kaftans for 'Mr Fish' in London.

In the 1980s I studied printmaking at Hereford College of Art and more recently at West Dean College and the Sidney Nolan Trust.  Since becoming a printmaker my work has become more illustrative and incorporates a love of pattern and texture, which have always been important elements for me.  The subject matter is often influenced by classic legends and fairy tales and typically features natural forms including animals, birds and mythical beasts.

I use several printmaking techniques which include etching, screen-printing, collagraph, wood engraving and linocut.

I am a member of the Hay Makers, a co-operative of local designer makers, situated in the world famous book town of Hay-on-Wye. 

My work is in private collections throughout Europe and also in Australia, Canada and the U.S.A.

 

Exhibition History

2014Silk Top Hat, Ludlow (Solo)
2014The Picture Show, Old Radnor
2014Spring Art Show Delbury Shropshire
2014The Hay Makers, Hay-on-Wye
2014The Print Shed, Madley
2014Sidney Nolan Trust, Presteigne
2014SMAAAK(hArt), Kingsland
2014Carve, Collage ,Ink & Print, AardvarkBooks, Brampton Bryan
2014Brecon Art Fair
2014Glasbury Arts
201420:20 Print Exchange, Hot Bed Press
2014Print Shed Christmas Show
2015The Hay Makers
2015Keeble & Mayes Leeds Craft and Design Centre
2015Royal Birmingham Society of Arts, Prize Exhibition
2015Masham Gallery, A Marvellous Menagerie
2015The Print Shed, Madley (hArt)
2015Silk Top Hat Gallery Ludlow, Summer Exhibition
2015SMAAAK (hArt) Kingsland
2015Glasbury Arts
2015Art at No. 10, Brecon
2015'The Light', Kingsland
2015Artful Hare, West End House Gallery, Smarden, Kent
2016Glasbury Arts at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum &Art Gallery
2016Oriel Cric, Open Exhibtion