Hand-printed linocuts

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Linocuts are prints - but not in the sense of being reproductions of an original. Each print is itself an original artwork. In an edition, all of the limited-edition prints are created using the same block, or blocks. The prints in an edition will be very similar but not identical to one another.

Creating linoprints is a very different type of practice to creating fluid art. I enjoy the meditative process of cutting the lino, and the ability to create more graphic-style works. 

Bee Kind

Limited-edition hand-printed reduction linocut. Water-based ink on paper.

From an edition of 15       

37cm × 32cm in frame

£50; £35 unframed

 

At the start of lockdown I was unwell, anxious and had lost my sense of creativity. Our situation of social distancing and isolation made me think of us as families living within the individual cells of a beehive, together but separate. The wonderful key workers and volunteers are still out there, demonstrating wonderful kindness and bravery. Bee Kind is also a reminder of the power of kindness and self-care. I found the meditative process of cutting and printing a reduction linocut over a couple of weeks very calming, and it helped to restore my creativity.

 

A Face in the Crowd

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Limited-edition hand-printed linocut. Water-based ink and watercolour paint on paper.

From an edition of 15

32cm × 37cm in frame

£45; £30 unframed

 

This linocut represents that moment when you spot a kindred spirit, and no longer feel lonely in the crowd.

A Penny for Them

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Limited-edition hand-printed linocut. Water-based ink on Wenzhou paper.

From an edition of 10

32cm × 37cm in frame

£45; £30 unframed

 

A Penny for Them shows three imagined homunculi (a very small human or humanoid creature) within the mind, working its cogs. Two of them are working hard but against one another, futilely trying to turn cogs in opposite directions. These cogs grinding each other represent the troubled state of a mind where competing ideas flood together, making it hard to come to any decision. The third homunculus has settled against down inside its cog to take time out from this discord. Reading a book, the third homunculus nudges us to escape from the daily grind and to let our mind run free.

Sticking Together

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Limited-edition hand-printed linocut. Water-based ink on paper.

From an edition of 5

32cm × 37cm in frame

£45; £30 unframed

 

This linocut shows a group of individual faces linked together, like a jigsaw, to create a small united society.

The Old Lighthouse

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Limited-edition hand-printed linocut. Water-based ink on paper.

From an edition of 6

37cm × 32cm in frame

£45; £30 unframed

 

A white-line linocut of a lighthouse on a beach, shining its light out to sea.

The Hare and the Minotaur

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Limited-edition hand-printed reduction linocut. Water-based ink on paper.

From an edition of 6

32cm × 37cm in frame

£45; £30 unframed

 

A loving representation of the iconic Cheltenham couple.