This will be a virtual exhibition of my lino prints - all except one were produced last year. They’re inspired by people and things that are special to me: my family and garden, even the feral Orchid that has flowered on my windowsill throughout lockdown. Two of the prints are designs for book covers, so are slightly different from the rest.
I will sell the prints via my Etsy store, which will open on 1 May 2021, to coincide with the start of Artweeks. If you would like to buy anything before then, please get in touch with me by email.
I first dabbled in lino printing around a decade ago, but really took to it last year when, desperate to find something to exhibit for ArtWeeks 2020, I stumbled across my old printing materials in the garage.
Lino printing has been the perfect lockdown activity: it requires minimal space (my prints are designed, cut and inked on my kitchen table), you can pick it up and put it down, and the act of cutting and printing is pleasingly soothing and (usually) pretty satisfying.
Also, it’s a great way of turning my rough sketches and half-formed ideas into something more substantial - I didn’t go to art college, so I had no real idea of how to do that. I’m still learning, finding my way, but am really excited by the possibilities lino-printing presents.
* My sketches are included in the Oxford Art Book edited by Emma Bennett (2018)
* My print, B in Lockdown, (above) was shortlisted for the Ashmolean's Artists in Residence, a national competition that ran last year