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Marianthi Lainas


    Having spent most of my life living a stone’s throw from the beach, my work is inspired by the transient beauty of the littoral landscape.   At the dynamic edges of the land, the shore is in a constant state of flux. Temporary lines and textures are formed by wave and wind, the landscape reshaped twice daily.

    I combine photographic techniques with mixed media processes to visually interpret these cycles of ebb and flow.  Working out at the tideline, I expose light sensitive papers to the dynamic elements of seawater, sand and sunlight.   Back in the studio, I use mark-making, layering and collaging techniques to change the dynamic of these sea prints.

    I continue to explore book arts and two new, handcrafted Collector’s Editions will be on display during the weekend. A hardback book of my sea cyanotypes was published in 2022 by Kozu Books and will be available to view or purchase during the studio tour weekend.

    I exhibit regularly in solo and group shows across the UK, and am represented by galleries in London, the Midlands and Scotland. Closer to home, a selection of my work can be viewed at the LAKE gallery in West Kirby.

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