Photo: Becky Haughton in Falmouth, South West

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. read full statement

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

News & Events

  • 1st Annual Miniature Print Exhibition at Manhatten Graphics Center, New York

    I am dellighted that two prints from River series have been selected for this exhibition of mini-prints from November 1st to December 18th with an opening during IFPDA's print fair week.

  • National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, Southbank

    Lake, Mountain has been included in this excellent national print exhibition during september.

  • Penwith Gallery Associates Members Exhibition

    I have two etchings featured in this show until 22nd June..

  • Prints from The Studio - St.Ives

    An exhibition of printmaking from artists using John Howard Print Studios. Venue: The Crypt Gallery, St.Ives Society of Artists, Norway Square, St.Ives.

  • From St Ives to Aberfeldy: Four Cornish Printmakers in Scotland

    An exhibiton of printmking by Becky Haughton, Lynn Pascoe, Rachael Kantaris and Liz Luckwell at the Watermill Gallery, Aberfeldy.

  • Exhibiting at The International Print Biennale, Tyne & Wear

    06/07/2014 – 10/08/2014
    Port of Tyne Gallery at The Customs House, South Shields

    Memory Process: Recent screenprints, drawings and etchings by Becky Haughton exploring hand drawn and digital marks and the distintive qualities of printmaking.

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  • Final preparations for solo exhibition featured as part of the International Print Biennale

    I'm putting the final touches to new etchings and screen prints which will be exhibited at The Custom House Gallery, Tyneside during The International Print Biennale......opening on 27th June.