It’s art by accident!

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Serendipity means making happy discoveries by accident. Artist Trudy Roe admits to experiencing many such discoveries since embarking on a second career as a printmaker and creator of artists’ books, as Rosie Gilligan discovers.

A LOT OF THINGS happened by complete chance,” she says. “Many years ago my husband, Derek, and I bought a narrowboat, and so I took a City and Guilds Signwriting course at Chesterfield College to learn how to signwrite and decorate it in a traditional style. I also learned how to do marbling and graining, which is the way the Old Masters used to work – thin glazes to produce the effect of layers.”…