Irene Smith’s work evolves spontaneously and her inspiration comes from the world around her. She loves absorbing her surroundings and sketching to later develop into images. A lot of these images are conscious and subconscious processes where both the real and imagined are combined.

During the etching process, the original idea adapts to the working of the metal.

I like to feel that my work portrays my emotional investment in the subject. Sometimes there is an attribution of human strengths or otherwise ingrained in an image.

Member of Red Hot Press since 2013.

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