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Adrienne Craddock

 
MA Fine Art printmaking Manchester
Lives and works in Hereford
Previously in Rossendale Valley as ‘Artist-in Schools’
in the North West.

Adrienne Craddock’s striking hand painted prints feature birds, beasts and figures who inhabit imaginary worlds inspired by stories, rhymes or fable.

 

Her work has a richly textured surface quality, and a playfulness in the subjects depicted. Adrienne is heavily influenced by the experience of her rural Herefordshire upbringing, and has lived in the rural Pennine landscape. The animals she encountered there appear in her work as characters from tales making it a very personal interpretation.

 

Biography

The imagery can be festive and exhilarating, quiet and sensitive or dark and suggestive. Like the tales, rhymes and proverbs which kindle her creative vision, Adrienne’s art playfully reveals fundamental truths about human nature. It also champions the imagination and good story telling.

These carborundum prints which Adrienne describes as ‘paintings in print’ are printed in small editions of 25. They are hand inked carefully with several colours and printed. The finished prints are also often washed with watercolour. The Carborundum’s rough sandy, texture holds the ink and gives the resulting images an intense depth of colour. producing a richly textured surface, to which Adrienne responds with great sensitivity.

These pictures tell their own tale. The female figure representing ‘Eve’ may well refer to the artist herself. Adrienne say’s that ‘They are naive and playful souls discovering their environment.’ The simple, but emphatic, line she uses has a childlike quality which suits the subject of the first man and woman in their states of innocence.



 

Selected Exhibitions

’94 'The Art' Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London (accompanying BBC TV series “The Art”)
“94 Awarded Lowick House print making residency, Cumbria
’95-96 “Chanticleer” north west touring two person show 10 venus.
’96  'Fable and Fantasy' six realists of the unreal. North Shields, with Elisabeth Frink, Paula Rego etc
96’ “The Art of Theatre” Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre
96’ “Short Stories, Tall Tales” The City Gallery Leicester.
’00  Bothy Shop & Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
01 “Laughing Dog and Raving Crow” Oriel Gallery, Caenarfon.
’00-’03 'The Mare's Tale'Touring 5 Person show. 10 galleries inc. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
’02   The Leeds Art Fair
’02  'The Haymakers' Hay Festival
04-09 Parkfields Gallery, Ross on Wye
’03   The Old Chapel Gallery. Pembridge, Herefordshire
’04  Crafts at Kenwood. Kenwood House,Hampstead.
’06-’08 'Wagging Tongues' touring Exhibition to 10 national galleries
’08-’09  Yorkshire Sculpture park

 


 
 
 
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Adrienne Craddock Thrush and Berry
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Thrush and Berry
Adrienne Craddock
Monoprint | Dimensions 46cm x 60cm<br />
This work is part of a current Exhibition | Tales from the Garden <br />
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£195.00
Adrienne Craddock Trouble in Paradise
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Trouble in Paradise
Adrienne Craddock
Monoprint | Dimensions 50cm x 50cm<br />
This work is part of a current Exhibition | Tales from the Garden <br />
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£295.00
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Adrienne Craddock Eve Fishing
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Eve Fishing
Adrienne Craddock
Carborundum| Dimensions 74cm x 88cm<br />
This work is part of a current Exhibition | Tales from the Garden <br />
More by <a href="https://goo.gl/3KoDNp">Adrienne Craddock</a> <br />
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£545.00
Adrienne Craddock Humming in the Sunflowers
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Humming in the Sunflowers
Adrienne Craddock
Monoprint| Dimensions 51cm x 51cm<br />
This work is part of a current Exhibition | Tales from the Garden <br />
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£295.00
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Adrienne Craddock Every Winged Fowl
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Every Winged Fowl
Adrienne Craddock
Carborundum | Dimensions 74cm x 88cm<br />
This work is part of a current Exhibition | Tales from the Garden <br />
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£545.00
Adrienne Craddock Sparrow and Sunflowers
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Sparrow and Sunflowers
Adrienne Craddock
Monoprint| Dimensions 60cm x 69cm<br />
This work is part of a current Exhibition | Tales from the Garden <br />
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£445.00
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Adrienne Craddock Golden Brown
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Golden Brown
Adrienne Craddock
Monoprint| Dimensions 50cm x 50cm<br />
This work is part of a current Exhibition | Tales from the Garden <br />
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£295.00
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Adrienne Craddock Adam names the Sparrow
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Adam names the Sparrow
Carborundum | Dimensions74cm x 88cm <br />
This work is part of a current Exhibition | Tales from the Garden <br />
More by <a href="https://goo.gl/3KoDNp">Adrienne Craddock</a> <br />
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£545.00
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