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The Society's membership includes bookplate artists, collectors and others interested in the idea of the bookplate or ex libris. The Artists' gallery provides information on those members who are artists and who are willing to undertake commissions to design a bookplate.

Please click on the links below to go to the page for the named artist:

James Fellows

Mary Keep

Kathryn E Lovejoy

Jennnifer Rogers

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James Fellows, Mollymook, NSW

(posted 6 January 2011)

Artist statement

For sometime now I have been teaching drawing, and printmaking in the Mollymook-Milton area of the NSW south coast. Lately that has involved much smaller work than previously, as I have concentrated on bookplate design and execution, using design and drawing as a beginning, and then etching on zinc or copper plates. Inherent in the design phase is an understanding of bookplate design reflecting  the interests of the bookplate owner. This is reflected in the bookplates I make.

I am represented in galleries in NSW and Victoria, am a member of the Print Council of Australia, actively encourage the art of printmaking and have exhibited in regional galleries such as at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre (NSW) and the Hamilton Art Gallery (Victoria).

Contact details

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home phone: 02 4454 4294

mobile: 0458 544 295.

James has no website.

Other information

James was the subject of Designer profile, no. 2, which can be found in Newsletter no. 3 , December 2006. The profile contains a short biography and images of earlier bookplates designed by James.

He is currently teaching a course in bookplate appreciation and design at Milton university of the third age.

Images

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Etched design for himself by James Fellows, 2010 Aquatint design for himself by James Fellows, 2010

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Mary Keep, Dulwich Hill, NSW

(posted 7 January 2011)

Artist statement

I studied Fashion and Textile Design at Sydney College of the Arts, where I first became aware of bookplates and some years later moved into book and magazine design. My first bookplates were linocuts designed for friends. When designing a bookplate I like to have a discussion with or knowledge of the owner. Then I design it using images and symbols that tell something about the owner and their interests.

Preferred technique(s)

(a) Linocut, hand printed

(b) Hand-drawn and computer printed (computer aided design)

 

Contact details

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mobile: 0438 417 222

Mary has no website.

Other information

Mary was the subject of Designer profile, no. 1, which can be found in Newsletter no. 1 , June 2006. The profile contains biographical information and shows images of two of Mary's early linocut bookplates.

Mary is the Secretary of the Society and has been the very successful designer of the Newsletter since its inception.

Images

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Computer aided design by Mary Keep for 
Mary (Mim) Coleman, 2007
Computer aided design by Mary Keep 
for Val Hazell, 2007

 

Linocut design by Mary Keep for Jane Bitcon, 2006

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Kathryn E Lovejoy, Alderley, QLD

(posted 22 January 2011, updated 20 January 2012)

Artist Statement

I have recently been introduced to bookplates and supply Limited Edition Bookplates to the Novel Lines Bookshop in Brisbane. These are hand drawn using ink, water colours and acrylics ... then digitally printed onto Acid Free 90gsm paper using archival pigment inks.  I enjoy commissioned work and always appreciate feedback. Reference is made to the State Library of Queensland who have recently purchased the Limited Edition Bookplates for their collection.


Preferred technique(s)

Hand-drawn using ink and paints (if colour), then digitally printed.

Contact details

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mobile: 0424 063 527

website: www.kathrynelovejoy.com

Images

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kl rocking bilby-small.jpg

Design by Kathy Lovejoy in ink, acrylic and 
watercolours for Mark Ferson, 2010

Universal design in ink by Kathy Lovejoy, 2010

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Jennifer Rogers, Yeerongpilly, QLD

(posted 2 July 2011)

Artist statement

After studying Textile Design at R.M.I.T. and working as a designer for many years my interest in printmaking led me to undertake further studies in printmaking and education. A working life in education followed; however, I have continued printmaking throughout my teaching career. Presently I am concentrating on the relief medium of wood engraving, making limited edition prints, artist’s books and bookplates. I subscribe to and exhibit with the Society of Wood Engravers in the U.K. I find wood engraving highly suitable for the production of bookplates given their small size and the amount of detail that can be included in the image because of the fine line technique employed. In Australia I exhibit regularly with the Australian Print Workshop Gallery and P.G.Printmaker, Fitzroy, Melbourne. I have recently shown with Impress Printmakers, Brisbane and was selected for the Libris Awards for Artists’ Books, Mackay, Queensland in 2010. My work is represented at the  National Gallery of Australia, Griffith University (Qld), and corporate and private collections in Australia, U.K. and Germany.

When commissioned to make bookplates I usually ask questions about the interests or preferred imagery the client wants, work on a number of sketches to show and discuss with them, then make decisions on the final design. All sketches and a set number of original prints as well as the wood block, become the property of the client.

 

Preferred technique(s)

Wood engraving.

Contact details

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phone: 07 3217 1116

website: nil

Other information

Jennifer was the subject of Designer profile, no. 5, which can be found in Newsletter no. 13 , June 2009.

Images

Wood engraving by Jennifer Rogers
for Judy Taylor, 2009

Wood engraving by Jennifer Rogers
for John Doyle, 2011

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