Mandy Brannan


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Parallax Art Fair

It's been a couple of weeks of framing and now all's done.....
This is a new venture for me in this, my home country! My work was accepted for the Parallax Art Fair in Chelsea...excited and stressed.
Oh well... I used to exhibit framed work when I lived in Minnesota - did it then - can do it now! The only difference is that in Minnesota I was paid a in London I pay for the privilege - that's just the way it is for us artists today.
Handmade paper, chine colle, pencil, collage, collagraph.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018


My daughter took me to Japan in June. 
Eight days of walking and cycling around Kyoto. "what a joy!"

Everyone says....Go to Japan in spring time to see the cherry trees bloom!
I say - go in June and see the hydrangeas bloom.

Amazing....really makes me want to make more paper.


Hi all!

I have a few editions of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd edition of my magazine 'Pressed' available. The 3rd has four pieces of handmade paper 'tipped in' to show the use different styles of handmade paper for book artists.
Just drop me a line at

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Finally's been a while but the Victoria & Albert Museum publication, that I have had the pleasure to be involved with, will soon be for sale.
I received the flyers today......

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


At last ... it took a while

The new edition of 'Pressed', a magazine for handmade papermakers, users of handmade paper and for those interested in using the medium for their arts practice.

For this edition I have chosen to share the work of several book artists who have chosen to make handmade paper an integral element in their book arts practice. Each artists uses a different aspect or technique: showing that this diverse mediums’ processes allow for infinite experimentation with different fibres, colouration techniques, inclusions and fibre manipulations, which in-turn, enable a combination of context with materiality in their work.
I also write about my current papermaking research and describe a five day 
workshop for papermaking book artists. includes four types of handmade paper samples tipped in!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Victoria & Albert Museum

Really pleased to be part of this project.

It will be available in October...

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Bananas continued...


Here are the sheets that resulted from my experiments withe the banana skins...
.......and of course!!!! I couldn't help my self....had to add text, hydrangeas and pine needles!

I am going to use these images for the next edition of Pressed.