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Fiona is an artist-printmaker based at the Knighton Lane Artists Studios in Leicester. An elected member of the Leicester Society of Artists, Fiona is also a member of the Printmakers Council and the Leicester Print Workshop.

Exploring the discrete nature of the self and how individuals relate to the physical world about them, Fiona revisits those quiet moments when we are perhaps most ourselves, seeking quiet and space, in time and place.

Using bold graphic carving and loose gestural mark-making, the strong patterns and subtle tones 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 everyday patterns and incidental marks, finding inspiration in light and shadow, patched roads, industrial structures, broken plaster and simple lines of erosion.

For regular updates about her work and studio life, please follow her Instagram account (fionahumphreyart) or use the contact form if you have a query about her work or exhibitions.

Background

Having first studied languages at the University of Birmingham, Fiona then qualified and worked professionally in law before leaving the profession to pursue art. Since 2005, Fiona has focused on fine art printmaking following a course at the Oxford Printmakers, and now works as a full time artist.