Gwen Black graduated with honours in Fine Art from Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, specialising in Printmaking. As a fine art printmaker, she employs a variety of media to create a more painterly way of printmaking; 'I naturally use a lot of printmaking techniques in my work, but I also incorporate paint and collage. My subject matter varies as I like to keep my work lively, fresh and interesting. I often work in a minimalist and monochromatic way, though strong colour and form are more integral to my overall approach. While dimensions may vary from almost miniature to expansive canvases, surface texture and mark making are always key'.