Interview with Bedford Flea

On Sunday 10 April I will be trading at my first Bedford flea. Talia and Laura, who organise this amazing market, have been interviewing all the makers. If you want to find out more about me, now is your chance! Here’s a transcript of the mini interview that they have been sharing on their socials.Continue reading “Interview with Bedford Flea”

Heart Vase

This is a new reduction linocut of some flowers in a vase. It’s soooo bright and colourful. The photo is quite faithful to how the print appears in real life. I’ve mixed my own pinks and purple rather than using pigment straight from the tube. It was so satisfying to do. These are dry now.Continue reading “Heart Vase”

Fox Linocut

This countryside fox (Vulpes vulpes) design is my latest linocut print and my last print of 2021. It’s in a traditional arts and crafts inspired vintage style. I used burnt sienna ink on cream printer’s paper (zerkhall paper). I call him Hubert the Fox. He’s available to buy from my shop now. The fox wentContinue reading “Fox Linocut”

Two colour linocut print

The solstice House Instead of a reduction print I thought I would try a design using two pieces of lino scraps. I made two separate blocks, a blue and beige design of a cute little night time cottage. I added a lot of extender to my printing inks, so where the layers of colour overlapContinue reading “Two colour linocut print”

The Chalice

The Chalice is surrounded by stylised depictions of foxglove, deadly nightshade, hemlock and wolfsbane plants. Who does this cup belong to? What is in the bottle? The poisoned chalice appears, at first, to be an honour, but in time becomes a myriad of difficult problems. It’s a curse! The phrase is found originally in Shakespeare’sContinue reading “The Chalice”

Winter Barn Owl Reduction Print now on sale

I have added a new listing to my Etsy shop. This reduction print of a winter barn owl. A snowy scene for your walls, just in time for Christmas (great if you are looking for gifts for nature lovers). If you are interested in how I created this limited edition linocut you can read aContinue reading “Winter Barn Owl Reduction Print now on sale”

Winter Barn Owl

An outline of my process when I create a linocut reduction print Firstly I make a sketch in my sketchbook using colour pencils. A different colour for each layer. I trace the image using carbon paper onto my lino. I used Japanese lino for this print. It is double sided, so it can be usedContinue reading “Winter Barn Owl”

Tips: Photographing Linoprints for Your Online Shop

Some super quick tips about photographing lino print art (or any art I guess!) to sell. I’m sharing examples from my own shop. Who Is Your Ideal Customer? Style the Setting to Appeal to their Imagination The Verdant Man is a piece of work for nature lovers and the eco-conscious.  He is inspired by nature,Continue reading “Tips: Photographing Linoprints for Your Online Shop”

The Water Street Linoprint

A few years ago a work colleague moved house, to a village in Lancashire. I made her a linocut print for her cosy new home in the countryside. I really liked the little brief she gave me and it was a pleasure to work this linoprint. She is an adventurer and loves travelling. She hasContinue reading “The Water Street Linoprint”