Dorset printmakers at Tincleton Gallery

THE early spring exhibition at the Tincleton Gallery in the Old School House features prints by multi-talented Mexican-born artist Jazmin Velasco and Scottish-born Colin Moore, both now based in Dorset.

The work, alongside other regular artists who show at the gallery in Tincleton near Dorchester, is on show until 14th May.

Jazmin Velasco is from Guadalajara, where she studied graphic design and illustration. She moved to Mexico City to study oil painting and printmaking. Many years later she moved to London where she studied multimedia and established her work as an artist, printmaker, ceramist and illustrator.

She lives a few miles from Tincleton Gallery and is a member of the Society of Wood Engravers, the West Country Potters Association and a teacher at the International Summer School Bild Werk-Frauenau, in charge of the wood engraving and letterpress workshop. Her prints have been selected twice for the National Print Exhibition and also twice for the Summer Exhibition in the Royal Academy of Arts. Her prints are in galleries around the UK and we represent her here in Dorset.

She is inspired by the work of Jose Guadalupe Posada, the father of Mexican printmaking, and by Leopoldo Mendez who founded the Taller de la Grafica Popular,  which produced the posters and pamphlets that brought the Mexican Revolution to its illiterate masses, and created some of the finest graphic art of the 20th century.

Colin Moore was born on the Clyde coast in 1949. He studied architecture in Glasgow, and after an international career in architecture and design, has worked mainly as a painter and printmaker since 2004. He has lived in Spain, Venezuela and London and currently lives in Dorset. His book, Propaganda Prints, art in the service of social and political change, was published by Bloomsbury in 2010..

Fish for Sale by Colin Moore
Poultry Keeper by Jazmin Velasco