Eva Juusola

PRINTMAKER PROFILE

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am an artist and printmaker based in Sheffield, UK. Originally from Germany, I moved to the UK over 20 years ago. I love photographing and sketching the landscapes and animals of the Peak District, and these often feature in my work.

After working in watercolours for many years, I have recently fallen in love with printmaking, particularly collagraphy and etching. All of these mediums have an element of unpredictability that makes them very exciting to work with. I build my collagraphs in a painterly way, by applying pastes and gels to mountboard to create a range of textures and tones. To make my etchings, I use innovative techniques that do not require the use of harmful acids or solvents.

For me, the main appeal of printmaking lies in its need for simplification; the stripping away of unnecessary detail to get to the essence of the subject. I am drawn to strong value contrasts, and bold colours. I aim to capture the interplay of light and shade, and the moods created by different atmospheric conditions.

 

Winner of the St Cuthbert’s Mill Award (2022)
Winner of the Banks Mill Studios Award (2022)

Eva Juusola

SELECTED PRINTS

web Eva Juusola - Piazza del Duomo, Florence

Piazza del Duomo, Florence

by Eva Juusola

Etching on Fabriano Unica

AWARD WINNER

web Eva Juusola - Please shut the gate

Please shut the gate

by Eva Juusola

Collagraph on Fabriano Unica

web Eva Juusola - Snowy Lane

Snowy Lane

by Eva Juusola

Etching on Fabriano Unica

web Eva Juusola - The first warm day of the year

The first warm day of the year

by Eva Juusola

Etching on Fabriano Unica

web Eva Juusola - The Guardian Tree, Padley Gorge

The Guardian Tree Padley Gorge

by Eva Juusola

Etching on Fabriano Unica

AWARD WINNER

PREVIOUSLY SELECTED PRINTS

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Bronte Cottage

by Eva Juusola

Collagraph on Fabriano Rosaspina

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Foxgloves

by Eva Juusola

Collagraph on Fabriano Rosaspina

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Jellyfish Dance

by Eva Juusola

Collagraph on Fabriano Rosaspina

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Night Gardening

by Eva Juusola

Collagraph on Fabriano Rosaspina

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Woodland Pool

by Eva Juusola

Collagraph on Fabriano Rosaspina