Artist : Chloe cheese
Chloe Cheese was born in 1952 in London. Her childhood was spent in the Essex village of Great Bardfield, observing the printmaking of her parents Bernard Cheese and Sheila Robinson. Our friends and clients know, all too well, of our love of the Great Bardfield artists and will find our blogs peppered with information about Edward Bawden, John Aldridge, Richard Bawden, Walter Hoyle, Kenneth Rowntree and of course Chloe's mum Sheila Robinson.
Chloe Cheese RCA MA studied at Cambridge Art School and then the Royal College of Art.She has exhibited at galleries worldwide and has work in public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Arts Council of Great Britain.
Chloe Cheese has also worked as a freelance illustrator with clients including The Sunday Times, Terence Conran at Habitat. She is currently working closely with St Judes and is a good personal friend of two more of our favourite artists Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton.
These prints that we have were made in the early 80's at Curwen in Tottenham Ct Rd for CCA .They must have come from the Curwen archive as most of the remains of this are now being sold.
We asked Chloe about this set of prints and Chloe said ........"At the time when I made these prints I drew each imagine by hand on separate zinc plates (one for each colour but drew 2 images together to make best use of the colours) What tends to happen now is that images are transferred photographically onto plates. I personally liked drawing onto the slightly toothed ,rough surface of the litho plate with a special greasy crayon and painting with diluted litho ink mixed from a stick made by Charbonnell dissolved into warm water. Although a lot of beautiful artist prints are made now the artist does not always have a close experience with the medium."
We here at Blondes Fine Art in Hertfordshire are grateful to Chloe for helping us identify the prints and think they are fabulous!