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by Drusilla

Etchings, Woodcuts, Linocuts, Collagraphs and Drawings

I create an eclectic mix of artwork using a variety of printmaking methods including woodcuts, linocuts, vinylcuts and lithographs. I occasionally hand colour my prints with watecolour.

My current passion is for circus inspired artwork- because of a visit I took to Peter Jolly's circus here in Bishops Castle recently, which was great fun.

Sometimes i work with objects from around my house, things that I have grown up with or flea market finds like the vintage book-ends. I am particluarly fond of vases and I often add flowers. 


Drusilla Cole - about me

I have spent the majority of my working life teaching for the University of The Arts, London and took early retirement in 2009.
Since then I have enjoyed exploring various forms of printmaking , settling on linocuts and woodcuts as my method of choice. My inspiration tends to be from objects, places or people that have an emotional effect on me.  For instance, lately I have been documenting favourite vintage or flea market finds inspired by them. Prints are on sale at various selected galleries.

Artists books are also of interest to me and I find creating and making them to be a challenge but fun eventually!

Textiles have been part of my life for a long time - and I dye and paint or screen-print my original designs onto 100% silk to create fabulous floaty scarves, which I sell locally and nationally.

I have published four books to date:-

1000 Patterns - published by A & C Black 2003
Patterns, New Surface Design - published by Laurence King 2006
Textiles Now - published by Laurence King 2007
The Pattern Sourcebook - published by Laurence King 2009

 All available at good book shops or via Amazon

Exhibitions 2012

I am exhibiting along with Rosie Read and Joan Baker and Steve Willmer's  solid oak furniture at
The Oak & Rope Gallery, 9 Market Square, Bishops Castle SY9 5BN

I will also be exhibiting at
Castle Artists AFFORDABLE ART Exhibition
The Three Tuns Inn,
Salop Street,
Bishops Castle,
01588 638797
Preview - Friday 25th May 2012 6.30 - 8.30
Sat 26th May 2012 11.00am - 7.00 pm
Sun 27th May 2012 11.00am - 7.00 pm
Mon 28th May 2012 11.00am - 4.00 pm

My artwork is on exhibition at 'An Acre of Art' Mortimer Enterprise Centre, Kings Meadow, Wigmore, Herefordshire. HR6 9UX
Tel. 01568 770110 

My hand dyed and printed silk scarves are for sale at

Isaac Smart Craft Gallery
3 Quality Square, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AR
01584 875363 
Hours: 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday.


The Workhouse Gallery and Cafe 
Industrial Estate, Presteigne, Powys, 
Presteigne Industrial Estate
Presteigne, Powys LD8 2UF
01544 267864
Hours: Mon, Sun Closed; Tue-Sat 10am-4pm