Nathalie Caleyron Donnelly is originally from France but has lived in North Belfast for most of her life. She discovered printmaking through a workshop in Seacourt Print Workshop (Bangor) 5 years ago.
It was a ‘love at first sight’ experience and she has been involved in printmaking and in Seacourt since.
Her prints are mostly multiplate lino, often with an element of monoprinting, giving a uniqueness to each single hand pulled print within the same edition.
My prints tend to centre around my « happy places ». The safe havens you go to to when you close your eyes and take a deep breath; little gems that feed the soul and take you away from the oppressing reality of our burning planet, crumbling NHS and overall scary politics.
They are special places, friends, cherished memories; ‘selfies’ in my favourite cafés where I can doodle surrounded by beautiful objects, views, atmosphere and indulge my coffee addiction.
The Black box, Green Room. Lino and monoprint. / 50 edition. June 2019