Pingofacio Printmaker is Yvonne Appleby, a printmaker based in Shropshire and Cornwall. Formerly a university lecturer in Russian, Yvonne began printmaking in 2017, learning from John Howard at John Howard Print Studios in Penryn, Cornwall, and Jacqui Dodds at Westhope College, Shropshire.
My practice concerns particularly beloved people and places, and often the objects that represent the associations they hold for me. I enjoy using all printmaking media, and colour and texture are hugely important to me. The themes that recur in my work are the Russia I have known since the late 1970s; early Soviet art and graphics; the landscapes in which I have lived; and trees.