“Through my work, I aim to explore the quiet and internalised relationships we share with each other and the world around us, and in doing so, my original prints are informed by our eroded and repaired surroundings, finding beauty in the broken.”
Fascinated by our individual sense of self and how we relate to the physical world about us, Fiona revisits those quiet moments when we are perhaps most ourselves, seeking quiet and space, in time and place. It’s not quite staring into the distance, just thinking, just being, but almost.
Fiona uses bold graphic carving and loose gestural mark-making, allowing strong patterns and subtle tones to add depth and tension as they work both with and against each other in her semi-abstract minimalist compositions.
Texture and tone are informed and inspired by our eroded and repaired surroundings. Fiona is drawn to natural and manmade incidental marks, finding inspiration in light and shadow, patched roads, broken plaster, shifting clouds or simple lines of erosion.
Fiona Humphrey is a printmaker based in Leicestershire, a member of the Leicester Print Workshop, and elected member of the Leicester Society of Artists (LSA).