Studio Printmakers' Collective


Vivien Davimes

 My first foray into printmaking was at art school in the UK during the late 70’s, where I subsequently majored in Textile Design. I hadn’t returned to it until about 4/5 years ago when I joined Lisz Bodsworth’s etching class at The Mairangi Art Centre.  Since then I have taken further workshops and classes and am now the proud owner of a press. 

For me, it has been a real aha moment; having painted and drawn all my life, I have finally found something I am truly captivated by. Most of my works are traditional intaglio etchings, but I am now branching out into other print methods – lino and wood cut, chine colle and collagraphs and I love them all.  

I have my own website at