Laine Tomkinson is a fine art printmaker based in the East Midlands. Her printmaking practice has developed over thirty years, experimenting with all aspects of printmaking and painting. She is a member of the British Printmaking Council and was elected as artist in residence at Leicester Print workshop from 2011 to 2012.
In recent times she has shown her vibrant prints in many countrywide exhibitions, including the prestigious Hepworth Print Fair in 2015 and the well regarded Northern Print Bi-annuale. In Spring 2015 Laine was interviewed selection of her new prints were showcased in Imprint magazine; the magazine of British Printmakers Council
In recent times Laine has had several highly successful exhibitions, at Nottingham Society of Artists gallery, The Old Station Gallery and The Tarpey Gallery. Laine’s prints will be included in “ How soon is now “ – a review of British contemporary abstraction – featuring ten notable U.K artists who employ abstract imagery in Nottingham in early 2016.
“I am an intuitive artist – I approach each screen print without a definitive blueprint; building up layers, sometimes mixing painting and screen print processes to make bold, bright, expressionistic works on paper. My artwork is a cranked up response to everything I love; the natural world, music and the sensation of being human; a work is successful if it is jubilant- if it’s bursting out of the frame with joy”