Evelyn Polk

Originally from Wiltshire and have been living in East Anglia now for 32  years, making art has always been a part of Evelyn’s life and she graduated from the Cambridge School of Art with a first-class honours degree in Fine Art/Printmaking.  She has exhibited in galleries including London, Norwich, Cambridge, Halesworth to name but a few. Currently she is teaching Art & Design, Photography at secondary school, she teaches Printmaking classes and courses from my studio (Bury St Edmunds Print Workshop) and delivers Lino printing workshops at music festivals.

“My personal work is centred around the found object, but this also overlaps with notions of excavation and the land. Acting like a mediator, selecting and presenting items for the consideration of the viewer. The process of how I work is dictated by the objects I find and this is where I find inspiration and the journey of creating. Museums are a strong influence as museums can live in our cupboards and imaginations, awaiting their moment of arrival. Printmaking is a strong factor in my work where I try to push the boundaries of printmaking to a new refreshing approach which is often thought to be a very traditional medium.  This discipline is often collaged and mixed with painting/drawing/sewing/assemblage. The desire to truly understand our relationship with objects through a cross disciplinary approach is my focus as an artist.”