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Saturday 18 March at 2pm

His book Intaglio Printmaking was published by A & C Black in 2008 and in 2011 he was commissioned by the law firm TV Edwards to paint a large-scale, external mural on the side of their offices at 33 Mile End Road, London E1 near the site of the 2012 Olympics. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 2002 and at the AGM in 2013 was elected its President (PRE).

He is a painter and printmaker whose detailed work is often as narrative as it is visual and was the commissioned artist for the Globe Theatre throughout Mark Rylance’s reign as Artistic Director.

Mychael was born in Toronto, Canada and has been living and working in the UK since 1984.

Mychael Barratt is a highly accomplished Printmaker who creates limited edition etchings and artist's prints inspired by literature, Shakespeare and Art. 

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Saturday 17 June at 2pm

Jonathan Parsons is known for the diversity of his practice, which includes installation, sculpture, found objects, drawing, painting and fabrication. He was selected for the British Art Show 5 (2000) and was one of the youngest artists to be included in the notorious Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts (1997), which toured to Berlin and New York. He co-curated Seeing Round Corners for Turner Contemporary, Margate (2016), which attracted more than 150,000 visitors. He was the artistic lead for the 2015 Flag Project for the UK Parliament, which directly engaged 20,000 participants and attracted 529 contributions from schools in 473 constituencies. His landscape installation For John Constable, commissioned by Salisbury Arts Centre for the Harnham Water Meadows in Salisbury (2011), attracted 5,130 visitors.

Recent solo exhibitions include: New Paintings, New Art Projects, London (2014) and Zed’s Dead, Loewe Contemporary, London (2012). Recent group exhibitions include: The Order of Things, The Wilson, Cheltenham (2017), Show Us Your Process, The House of St Barnabas, London (2017), Mechanical Abstract, Turps Gallery, London (2016), Geographies, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan (2015), Mind the Map, London Transport Museum (2012), Meanwhile, John Hansard Gallery (2012), The Art of Mapping, TAG Fine Arts, London (2011), Abigail Reynolds & Jonathan Parsons, Salisbury Arts Centre (2011), Waldweben, Kasteel Schuurlo, Belgium (2008) and the Jerwood Sculpture Prize, Jerwood Space, London (2007). Forthcoming exhibitions in 2017 include Abstract Remix, New Art Projects, London (July), Collateral Drawing, Strange Cargo, Folkstone (September) and Sea Music, Poole Museum (October).

His work is represented in public collections in the UK and private collections around the world.

Check out Jonathan's website here

Chromaticity 2
Oil on linen, 101 x 101 cm (40 x 40 in)

Maquette for 'Sea Music' project
Mixed media

Saturday 23 September at 2pm

An artist printmaker working in the relief and intaglio processes, including etching, carborundum and woodcut prints

“My prints are inspired by the subject of people at work. I have spent many years drawing in some truly amazing places such as a bell foundry, construction sites, a tube train maintenance depot, historic sewage pumping stations, etc. The drawings I make are the starting point for all of my ideas and images and I work with the processes of etching and woodcut. I am attracted to locations with strong, dramatic light and dark, and find that the rich tonal range that etching can offer, evokes industrial drama like no other printmaking process.”

Jane is originally from South Shields and now lives in Essex. Many of her chosen industrial sites are situated in East London. She also draws in London galleries and museums, finding ideas from historical art that furnish her with new concepts and treatments for her industrial subjects. All of her print images are based upon the many hundreds of drawings that she has made over the years.

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Prints and drawings of Jane’s are held in the permanent collections of several museums nationally and internationally, including The British Museum (2014 and 2015), Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, the Ashmolean Museum and the Museum of London. Jane is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Painters -Printmakers and has exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions in Kenya, Russia, Australia, Tawain and the USA.

  Jane Installing Woodcuts
Another aspect of Jane’s vocation is writing and she regularly contributes to the journal ‘Printmaking Today’. She has three published books each relating to different aspects of her practice as an artist; ‘Extraordinary Sketchbooks’ A&C Black, London, 2011, ‘Printmaking for Beginners’  A&C Black, London,2004, ‘Drawing Matters’  A&C Black, London 2005.

Visit Jane Stobart's Website here


Artist Talks Held at Ochre Print Studio in 2016

(Printmaking Tutor at the RA Schools)
March 2016

Hen Coleman is a British artist, born in Venezuela and now based in London and Oxfordshire. She is a masters graduate of the Royal College of Art and a current printmaking tutor at The Royal Academy Schools. Her work has been shown in various London galleries and is included in private and public collections in the UK and the USA.

Her drawings depict altered territories informed by landscape in which the protagonist’s role is carried by recurring motifs of vessels as containers and layered natural forms in transformed states. ‘The contrast between a terrain of ‘chaotic and abundant nature’ and the more measured environment of our ideas and behaviour presents itself as a dialectic which it feels interesting to deal with. It’s a third territory, not necessarily geographical or historical but as an unfolding space or stage for playing out memories, responses and reactions.’

June 2016

Stephen Chambers studied at Winchester School of Art from 1978 to 1979 and then at St Martin’s School of Art from 1979 to 1982. He graduated with a Masters from Chelsea School of Art in 1983. Chambers won many scholarships and awards, including a Rome Scholarship, a Fellowship at Winchester School of Art, and a Mark Rothko Memorial Trust Travelling Award. Recently, he has collaborated on three dance projects with the Royal Ballet: Sleeping with Audrey (1996), Room of Cooks(1997, 1999) and This House Will Burn (2001). According to the artist, his work “speaks of states of mind, behaviours and sensibilities.” Critics have praised Chamber’s use of colour and his painterly exploration of his medium.

Stephen was elected to the Royal Academy in 2005 and previously came to Ochre to give at talk in 2009 

Stephen's talk took place during our Open Studios Exhibition

Photographs from just a few of our previous talks by visiting artists from 2009 to 2015


Chris Orr RA at OPS in 2009 and returned to give another talk at Ochre in September 2016!

Barbara Rae RA gave a talk in 2010



Hughie O'Donaghue RA gave a talk in 2011

Morgan Doyle RE who gave a talk
and exhibited in our Summer Exhibition in 2012


Anne Desmet RA at OPS in 2013
Anne exhibited in our Summer Exhibition in 2014


Bruce McLean at OPS in 2014
with OPS Directors Julie Hoyle and Annee Robson


Jim Anderson RE in 2015

Stephen Chambers RA with OPS Artist in Residence Adam Green in June 2016