Anja Percival

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Anja Percival is a Durham based printmaker. She is fascinated by the different atmospheres that light creates in our environment. Please contact us for more information on this incredible artist.

 

Melissa Topal

Melissa Topal creates vibrant quirky abstracts; check out her artwork titles to capture the humour behind her work.

Hullabaloo
Hullabaloo
Hullabaloo
Hullabloo, acrylic on paper, Melissa Topal
£335.00
Early Morning Rush
Early Morning Rush
Early Morning Rush
Early Morning Rush, Acrylic, marker on paper, Melissa Topal
£335.00
People And Their Invisible Friends Microbes
People And Their Invisible Friends Microbes
People And Their Invisible Friends Microbes
Original, acrylic paint on paper, People and their invisible friends Microbes, Melissa Topal
£335.00
Robots
Robots
Robots
Robots, mixed media on acrylic paper, Melissa Topal
£335.00
Mockingbird
Mockingbird
Mockingbird
Mockingbird, mixed media on acrylic paper, Melissa Topal
£335.00
Chicken Run
Chicken Run
Chicken Run
Chicken Run, mixed media on acrylic paper, Melissa Topal
£160.00
Valley Of The Daylilies
Valley Of The Daylilies
Valley Of The Daylilies
Valley of the Daylilies, mixed media on acrylic paper, Melissa Topal
£160.00
Blizzard
Blizzard
Blizzard
Blizzard, marker on paper, Melissa Topal
£140.00
Clef
Clef
Clef
Clef, acrylic spray paint on paper, Melissa Topal
£360.00
Trumpet
Trumpet
Trumpet
Trumpet, acrylic spray paint on paper, Melissa Topal
£360.00
Tic-Tac-Toe
Tic-Tac-Toe
Tic-Tac-Toe
Tic-Tac-Toe, acrylic marker on paper, Melissa Topal
£440.00

 

 

 

About Anja

Anja Percival is a Durham based printmaker. She prints copperplates, using etching, wax resist, and aquatint to build tone and line. She is fascinated by the different atmospheres that light creates in our environment.

Anja's techniques:

Etching: scratching into the waxed copperplate with a sharp incising tool to create defined lines.
Aquatint: this technique creates tonal effects rather than defined lines. The copper plate is submerged in acid which eats away the surface of the plate, and creates areas of tone when inked and printed.
Wax resist: wax is drawn and painted on to the surface of the copperplate to protect certain areas when submerged in the acid. These areas remain, while un-waxed areas are eaten away.

Anja doesn't use any photographic or digital techniques; every process is hand-drawn and painted to create hyper-realist scenes. Once the copperplates are prepared with waxing, etching, and acid, Anja paints on muted colours as you would painting on a canvas. This gives her the ultimate level of control over the finished colour.