Tori McLean is a Fine Art Printmaker who designs and prints onto paper and cloth using a wide variety of traditional, contemporary and digital printmaking techniques.
Tori McLean is an internationally award-winning printmaker who deeply appreciates the history and evolution of the medium. She is passionate about experimenting with lively colours, compositions, and manipulating imagery using intricate processes associated with traditional printmaking techniques on paper and cloth, as well as current advances in contemporary and digital printmaking.
Tori is fascinated by the endless possibilities created by layering different processes, whether it be etching into a copper plate, carving into a block of wood, pulling ink through a screen, or using digital tools. Through the fusion of old and new printmaking techniques, she pushes the boundaries of the medium to create unique, innovative, and striking pieces that aim to evoke a visceral response in the viewer.
Since graduating from Winchester School of Art, Tori’s work has been regularly sought for exhibitions, collaborations, commissions and freelance commercial design work – including designs for the British Museum, Royal Collection shops and David Watson. Substantial commissions include designs for Hampshire Cultural Trust and textile tree wraps for an RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden.
Tori’s prints are held in private collections in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia, and the public collection of the Hampshire Cultural Trust. When not creating her own designs, Tori works as a freelance textile and surface print designer for fashion and interiors.
Her contemporary, appealing designs have won numerous awards, including the International Grand Prize at DesignNext® (New York), B&Q/Elle Decoration British Talent Search (Textiles) and Purvaai Textiles Award. Her commitment to printmaking and skilled craftsmanship won her the prestigious Society of Designer Craftsmen Award 2015 and election as a full member of the Society.