This year I am challenging myself to create 25 linocuts, alongside these linocuts I am painting 50 mini works of art in acrylic.
I am interested to see whether the paintings begin to influence the prints and vice versa.
You can keep up with my challenge on my Instagram @alexandra.buckle using the hashtag #25prints50paintings2019
I am also collating the completed works in a blog post on my website here http://www.alexandrabuckle.co.uk/blog/2019-challenge---25-Prints-and-50-...
The paintings are not currently for sale as they are for my own personal development, though I will have them on display during Artweeks if you are interested in seeing them.
Other exhibitions coming up:
22nd - 24th March - Brill Art on the Hill
30th March - 22nd April - Court Barn Spring Exhibition, Chipping Campden
8th - 23rd June - Bucks Art Weeks at Claydon Gallery, Bucks
15th - 23rd June - Bucks Art Weeks at Green Dragon Eco Farm, Bucks
**Art Pals Bicester** Since June 2017 I have been running an informal art group at OYAP Trust in Bicester. This group is for local adults to meet and create together. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 7pm-9pm and bring along our own projects to work on. We have built up a nice little supportive and creative community.
If you are interested in joining us or knowing more about Art Pals, please see our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ArtPalsBicester or the webpage http://www.alexandrabuckle.co.uk/artpals to get in touch.
This year we are displaying a few of our creations for Artweeks at OYAP Trust with Bicester Art Network, venue 378.
For Alexandra Buckle, inspiration comes from countryside walks. She captures the light, shadow and colour of her favourite scenery as hand printed reduction linocuts.This relief printing technique involves cutting and printing several layers of colour from the same block of lino in order to build up an image. Mistakes cannot be rectified and the block is destroyed in the process.
Alexandra has been a full time professional printmaker since 2012, creating a studio at her home in Bicester to enable her to develop her skills to the highest standards. This space is also used to teach her regular private lino printing workshops to novices and professionals alike.
Alexandra often teaches group workshops at other venues including Claydon Gallery.
Her work is popular on the Artfinder website, where she has sold over 450 works internationally in four years. Alexandra’s linocuts have twice been hung in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Society of Women Artists exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. She is a founder member of the Buckinghamshire Craft Guild, based in Stoke Mandeville.