Fiona Pienkowska


The urban environment fascinates me. I recreate scenes based on observations of people and places I see around me in the everyday ‘theatre of life’ On every street corner, there is a story to tell. I have been influenced by English figurative artists from Hogarth to Edward Burra, also by Japanese and German Expressionists prints.


My method of working is an ‘Intaglio’ printmaking technique called ‘drypoint’. When using this method, I draw on to a metal printing plate with a sharp tool to produce a groove, in to which printing ink is applied. Then I put the plate through my press to produce the prints. Usually I hand colour and sometimes collage these prints in small editions or as unique works.


I also provide Printmaking Workshops, see my website and contact me for further information.



1995 -              Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design

1992                MA , Illustration/ Printmaking.      ‘Distinction’

1988 -              De Montfort University

1987                PGCE  in Art and Design                                        

1986 -              Staffordshire University

1983                BA (Hon’s) Degree Fine Art Painting


Additional Information                                                       

Published       Book Cover of ‘You can Save Me’  and    2014

                       ‘One thing and Another’ by  Mel Wright

                        CD cover of music album by Otti Albeitz 2013

Illustration:    Times Educational Supplement    April    2000

                        Graphics International      Profile:   March 1999

                        The Big Issue                                 1994/95/96  






Lady Luck 

Drypoint with watercolour 

40 x 55 cm

Madame Jo Jo's

Drypoint with watercolour

55 x 40 cm 

Soho Passageway

Drypoint with watercolour 

60 x 40 cm 



65cm x 36cm



65cm x 36cm

Free as a Bird

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Scratch SBP.jpg


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