Becky Haughton

Becky Haughton

Artist, Technician, Teacher

I make drawings and prints from personal and found photographs. I draw new versions of the original images by selecting, editing, simplifying, inventing imagery and mixing up visual languages. My edited drawn versions of these images are as much an exploration of the qualities of drawing and printmaking as they are construction of an experience of time and place.
I have been etching in the traditional
way with acid over the last fifthteen years for the variety of unique marks and qualities that it has to offer. My recent practice has included digital drawing and photo polymer etching. Digital tools bring different mark making qualities to the drawings; pixelated lines and perfectly graded areas of tone. Photo etching is a process with which I can integrate the digital and hand-made mark, in response to the digitally captured photo of outdoor life.
I'm interested in the visual remembering of experiences that on reflection appear to have been very beautiful, sensational and poetic; How with each reconstruction these moments can become more invented or embellished.
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Location Falmouth, South West
Activities Higher education, Further education, Workshops, Community arts
Artforms / type of project Digital, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
Tags Etching Screenprint Drawing Photopolymer Painting Paper Landscape Figurative