My first linoprint was inspired by ‘Holly Cottage’ in Hambleton, Rutland; our home at the time and where my love for linocut all started.
My creative process starts with a quick sketch of something that has caught my attention, perhaps a murmuration of starlings against a twilight sky, backed up with a photo or two on my iPhone. I then draw the image onto lino or vinyl in pencil, going over with a permanent marker pen. The uncarved areas form the printed part of my design and the carved, recessed areas leave the paper ink-free. I roll out some ink on a sheet of glass using a roller, making sure it is evenly covered, before rolling the ink over the lino block. I then cover the inked block with a piece of paper, which I press down firmly and rub the back of with a spoon. The image is transferred to the paper and a new linoprint is revealed!
All of my prints are original hand printed limited editions. Editions are small and usually range between 10 – 15 prints. Each print is on acid-free paper and is signed and numbered.
A selection of my linoprints are available for you to purchase. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please do get in touch as I am regularly adding new prints to my collection. Please visit my Etsy store.