In her current work, Fouhy explores how to work by intuition and emotional reaction to the forest environment. For her, the forest experience symbolises states of lostness, bewilderment and fragility in the face of the unknown. Simultaneously it is a place of healing both for the individual and for the planet; a fertile place for the imagination. Fouhy predominantly makes monoprints – unique, one-off images. These are made using etching inks, rollers and rags painted across a metal sheet. A piece of dampened cotton rag paper is placed on top of the inked plate, then both are put through a large printing press, in order to transfer the ink from the metal surface, onto archival etching paper.
Fiona Fouhy lives and works in Walthamstow, East London, UK, and is part of the East London Printmakers Studio community as a permanent keyholder, a tutor and a director.
She studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts, London) and History of Art at the University of Manchester and has work in public collections in the UK and in private collections across the UK, USA and Europe.