Ismay Rose Berncastle is a multi-disciplinary artist practicing in Devon and Cornwall. She is currently in the third and final year of her Painting, Drawing and Printmaking degree at Arts University Plymouth, where she is specialising in portraiture. Although paint is currently her main medium, the artist uses her experience in drawing and printmaking to inform her practice.

Berncastle draws inspiration not from geographical location, but the human landscape around her. She regularly makes self portraits, reflecting the isolation that mental health related difficulties bring to many. The incomplete nature of these pieces is another representation of the artists mindset. Family also plays a pivotal role in the artists work and allows her to spend time considering the every day moments of beauty that people can bring into our lives. It is this that she is striving to represent in her work.

During Print in Action Festival, Ismay will be hosting a fun workshop. At Ismay’s Print a Patch Workshop you will get the opportunity to learn the basics of lino cutting and use your new skills to create unique sew-on patches to bring new life to your old clothes. You will be supported throughout by an experienced printmaker who will guide you through the process from start to finish to help you to expand your knowledge, make some great patches to take home, and have fun while you do it!

Book your Print in Action Festival ticket here and find out more about Ismay on her Instagram @ismay_berncastle and on @printapatch.