Issi Lammas, studied art and design in Harrogate, before completing a Fine Art (Painting) Degree at the Cheltenham Art College (GLOSCAT). Developing her skills in drawing and painting, Issi also experimented with a range of printmaking techniques to create atmospheric landscape images. Following a successful career working in countryside conservation, Issi returned more seriously to painting and printmaking, and, thanks to Cheltenham based printmaker Sue Brown, discovered the flexibility and scope of collagraph printmaking. This technique of plate making, which combines intaglio and relief, suits Issi’s painterly way of working and its use of non-toxic chemicals chimes well with her environmental interests. In addition to working as an artist Issi manages the website GreenChoices which provides information on greener products and services.