In February Laura will be attending a six week residency in Japan where she will be working with three other European artists. She will be working in Tokyo, where she will be exhibiting and sharing an open studios event with her fellow artists. She will be showing some of her new work from her time in Japan at this year's art weeks. Her book 'Making Japanese woodblock prints' will be published later this year by Crowood Press.
Laura Boswell is a landscape printmaker working exclusively with linocut and traditional Japanese woodblock. She has a degree in Art History/Visual Art from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and has recently been elected to the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. She has attended three residencies to train in Japan, studying woodblock printmaking with master craftsmen and her work often references a traditional Japanese aesthetic in its use of white space and minimal approach. Laura shares the Japanese appreciation of rigorous training; her work often displays impulsive line and brushwork, requiring meticulous cutting and printing to give the impression of fluid spontaneity. Laura teaches, writes a monthly column for Artists and Illustrators Magazine and works on the occasional public art project. Her prints feature in national collections including the House of Lords and the Library of Wales.