Name: Aine Scannell Member of Fife & Dunfermline Print Workshop I am originally from Cork. I am nuts about art and have been for most of my life - I love printmaking; I studied originally as a painter and only realized that it wasnt the appropriate medium for me when I was in the middle of doing my M.F.A. in fine art, in Barcelona (Winchester School of Art). That was in 1992, after which I started taking printmaking courses at local and then central London colleges. . I was then fortunate enough to be awarded a residency at Lowick Print Studios (now disbanded) in Cumbria, which was the best time ever. With my own technician ---heaven!! Thereafter I did 2 further artists residencies one was a printmaking the other a general residency. In 1997, I got a place on the M.A. printmaking course at Wimbledon School of Art, London. After the post-graduate printmaking course at Wimbledon I continued with my printmaking practice at the London Print Studio. By this time I had acquired my own small printmaking press and had set up a home studio which was in quite a lovely attic location. I moved up to Scotland in Dec 2006 and am a member of our local print workshop FDPW. The most recent significant print exhibition I presented work in was in Falun in Sweden which came about from being one of the artist featured in the Printmaking on the Edge book by Richard Noyce. (recently published by A & C Black, London.