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Vibrant in colour and full of texture and energetic line, her illustrations and prints convey her passion for history, architecture and the countryside. She developed an original technique and an approach to printmaking that bridged the gap between the studio print and commercial production – between the fine art of the private press and mainstream publishing.

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Rena Gardiner. Dorset. Sea Theme, Summer Patterns, Love Photos, Art Pages, Illustration Art, Illustrations, Printmaking, Art Gallery, Sea Side

Instagram post by Joe Pearson • Jun 15, 2015 at 7:05am UTC

935 Likes, 14 Comments - Joe Pearson (@designfortoday) on Instagram: “Rena Gardiner. Dorset. Another snip from her wonderful autolithographed book on Dorset. She…”

'Stair Hole, Lulworth' by Rena Gardiner from 'Dorset, The Isle of Purbeck', 1969 (lithograph) Dorset Coast, Town And Country, Love Photos, Geology, Printmaking, Alfred Wallace, Fine Art, Art Prints, Abstract

"Stair Hole, Lulworth" by Rena Gardiner from "Dorset, The Isle of Purbeck', 1969 (lithograph)

Illustration from "Dorset: Tarrant to Blandford" written and illustrated by Rena Gardiner Garden Drawing, Art Pages, Art Director, Printmaking, Countryside, City Photo, Life Hacks, Illustration Art, British

Illustration from "Dorset: Tarrant to Blandford" written and illustrated by Rena Gardiner

Centre page spread from a Canterbury Cathedral programme by Rena Gardiner, 1966 (lithograph) Art And Illustration, Vogel Illustration, Art Illustrations, Salisbury Cathedral, City Landscape, Malu, Linocut Prints, Painting Prints, Paintings

Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker

This first book on the artist and printmaker Rena Gardiner (1929–1999) is long overdue. Her guidebooks to historic places, buildings and the countryside have an idiosyncratic style that is unique in post-war British art. Her principal achievement was some 45 books, all of which she wrote, illustrated and printed herself, and of which no two copies are the same. But her legacy also includes paintings, pastels and linocut prints. Her collectors and admirers are many, and in recent years a new…

Rena Gardiner (1929-99) dedicated her life to her art, doing so alone in a thatched cottage in the heart of Dorset. Combining the great tradition of British topographic artists with the rich era of autolithography of the 1940s and 1950s, she created her own personal visual style, which is instantly recognisable for its exuberant use of colour and texture. Her principal achievement was some 45 books, all of which she wrote, illustrated and printed herself. Alan Lee, Eclectic Taste, Mid Century Modern Design, Art Sketchbook, Artist At Work, Designing Women, Mid-century Modern, Sketchbooks, Printmaking

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Rena Gardiner (1929-99) dedicated her life to her art, doing so alone in a thatched cottage in the heart of Dorset. Combining the great tradition of British topographic artists with the rich era of autolithography of the 1940s and 1950s, she created her own personal visual style, which is instantly recognisable for its exuberant use of colour and texture. Her principal achievement was some 45 books, all of which she wrote, illustrated and printed herself.

Early Years: and early Naive, Urban Art, Art School, Printmaking, 1960s, Vibrant, Fine Art, History, Venice

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Early Years: 1950s and early 1960s | Rena Gardiner