Emma Buckmaster and Janet French
Emma and Janet are printmakers and members of the Arborealists movement. They work as a team to create unique etchings of British trees printed onto paper made from the leaves of the tree itself. The leaves of each tree behave differently and the process is one of continuous experimentation. The leaves are collected and prepared to form delicate sheets of paper using only the natural constituents of the leaves to bind them together. Whilst the paper is still damp the etched image is printed onto the leaves from a steel plate using a traditional etching press.
Emma and Jane live and work in Suffolk. Janet French gained a BA (Hons) Fine Art at Colchester School of Art and Emma received an MA in Printmaking at the Cambridge School of Art. They jointly chaired Gainsborough's House Printmakers for three years and become Fellows of the Society of Botanical Artists in 2019.
The Tree Portraits are now held in private and public collections worldwide. Emma and Janet's story was featured on the BBC2 documentary about the RA Summer Exhibition 2016, and in the FT How to Spend it Magazine 2014.
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