View & Buy My Work

Viewing a work of art in person is a good way to get a sense of its scale, the vibrancy of its colours and, all the nuances of textures of the print surface. My work can be found in galleries in Ireland and abroad.

About My Work

My intaglio prints are made using a variety of traditional and digital printing techniques. They incorporate, etching carborundum and collograph and screen printing. As a practicing fine artist, living in the contemporary world, I also use modern printing techniques such as photo-etching and use computers to aid the design process.

The act of making is a fundamental, indeed primary, human activity. Artistic endeavour as part of that activity functions to interpret, illuminate and transform the world we live in.

I work with steel and aluminium plates to create highly textured fine art prints through the medium of etching and carborundum. I consider this way of creating an image a process of construction. I like to think of it as “building” the plate. In this sense there is a sculptural aspect to my work. At other times the textured carborundum and etching approximates the characteristics of brush strokes in a painting.

Stephen Vaughan