Claire Hynds is a printmaker whose work combines drawing and photography with traditional and digital print techniques to create hand printed, limited edition prints and books. With a particular interest in etching, Claire’s research is focused on urban environments, more specifically the changing aspects and views one experiences when moving through an urban space. Inspired by the brute concrete architecture of London landmarks such as the Barbican and South Bank Centre, a multitude of images are brought together using photography, collage and printmaking methods to impart the surfaces, textures and angles experienced when observing such buildings.
Claire studied Fine Art at the University of Wales and was awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Bursary to study an MA in Multidisciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England. She has been teaching printmaking and drawing since 2002 and specialises in traditional etching, photomechanical intaglio print processes including photo etching and polymer gravure, bookmaking and artist books. Claire has exhibited throughout the UK and internationally; she was shortlisted Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking in 2017 and was previously a recipient of the Printmakers Council Prize.