Ralph Overill

Ralph Overill is an artist and educator based in Essex. Since graduating with an MA in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Arts in 2011, he has worked on prints for many professional artists, alongside teaching at London Print Studio and Havering College. Ralph regularly exhibits his work in London and is currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in Fine Art.

Describe your approach to teaching:
I think of learning as an organic process, where mistakes are as important as successes. I aim to create a safe, welcoming environment where everyone can test, discover and enjoy without the fear of ‘getting it wrong’.

What inspires your own work?
I explore the edge-lands and wildernesses of my home county, investigating their ability to raise memories and spark imagination, allowing remembered films and childhood dreams to mix with the Essex landscape.

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