A Lesson with a Green Woodpecker

This is my first finished reduction print of 2023. I printed the first peachy coloured layer on Christmas Eve 2022. It’s taken me many weeks to complete the print. I do linocut art around my day job and everyday life, snatching little pockets of time to print when I can. Printing isn’t a full timeContinue reading “A Lesson with a Green Woodpecker”

My favourite paper

I occasionally get asked about the materials I use for my handprinted reduction prints. My favourite paper is Zerkall, made near the Rur River in Cologne, Germany. It’s heavy enough to take quite a few layers of colour and has a lovely delicate grain that gives my prints a dreamy vintage style that people tendContinue reading “My favourite paper”

Blackbird Print

I have just finished a three colour reduction linocut print of a handsome blackbird. I handprinted a dozen, which is half of four and twenty (just like the English folk song. However, I would never, ever bake a bird into a pie. I’m a vegetarian) Apparently the ‘four calling birds’ in The Twelve Days ofContinue reading “Blackbird Print”

Fundraiser Reduction Print

I made a two colour reduction linocut to sell as a fundraiser for the Red Cross Ukraine crisis appeal. I have sold out now, but the money that was donated came to £410. A print was given to anyone who gave money to charity. My target was £300, but people were very generous. Thank youContinue reading “Fundraiser Reduction Print”

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”

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”

Turtle Dove Reduction Linoprint

My latest print, ‘Turtle Dove’ is now available to buy from my linoprint shop. A Turtle Dove? Why? This is one of my favourite birds. It has a beautiful purring-like call and it is a gorgeous creature with pretty plumage. I’ve been practising the reduction method of linoprinting where each colour layer is printed fromContinue reading “Turtle Dove Reduction Linoprint”