At the start of the year, I set myself the challenge to learn how to linocut. I've always been particularly fascinated by vintage black and white botanical engravings - this being where my black and white botanical illustration style was born from - so I wanted to learn how to do some relief printing. I always get frustrated when trying to make digital prints of my illustrations, having to outsource my printing and being disappointed with the results but by learning a relief printing method I can produce prints that are still unique pieces of art in themselves as each one is physically printed by hand.
I fell in love with lino carving straight away, it's a beautiful and mindful craft and I love getting messy in the studio printing from my lino blocks. It's so satisfying to be able to create more affordable art by being able to print more than one yet each piece feels so unique and is made with so much love, care, and attention that it feels so much nicer than a digital print.
Pansy Posy Lino Print
Birds & Roses Wreath Lino Print
Hydrangea Lino Print
Foxglove Lino Print
Fern Lino Print
These lino prints are all printed on a beautiful, lightweight Japanese Awagami Atsukuchi white paper with hand torn, deckled edges.
The pictures show examples of the print both on a white background and on a grey backing board to give a feel for the delicate and translucent nature of the paper and the colour difference that can occur depending on the backing used.
See more in the lino print shop.