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Nikki Braunton

Nikki Braunton went to college at Central St Martin‘s and gained a B A in illustration. She worked as an illustrator before she went back to college to study fine art printmaking and gained an MA at Camberwell School of Art.

She has been part of many shows over the years including the Contemporary Print Show at the Barbican, the National Print Exhibition, Leeds City Art Gallery, the Royal West of England Academy, the Jackhouse Gallery Portsmouth, the Affordable Art Fair, the Morley Gallery, the National Theatre, the Fountain Gallery, Lingwood Samuel Gallery Godalming, the Watts Gallery, the Barbican Library Gallery and the National Original Print Exhibition at the Bankside gallery.

Nikki has won a number of awards including the John Purcell Paper Price, the Artichoke Award for outstanding student, Runner up for the Clifford Chance Price and Contemporary Print Show Award Winner.

Nikki’s first prints were mainly etchings which produced very free and fluid images through a technique called sugar lifting. Recently she been experimenting with drypoint. This technique has given her prints a dark and haunting quality.
Her work is very much inspired by nature and children’s story and fairy tales. Most of her prints now are dry points which are done by drawing into a piece of soft metal and then inking the plate afterwards, wiping and placing dampened paper on top before it is pushed through a press.
The dry point process means that each print is slightly different from each other and the beauty of the print is achieved by the skilful wiping of the plate. No two prints will
ever be exactly the same each has its own unique qualities.

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She has been featured in the following publications;
Printmaking Handbook–Etching techniques Colin Gale
Published by A & C Black
Printmaking Handbook – Intaglio Printmaking Mychael Barratt
Published by A & C Black

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