I admire the clean, strong lines and textures that can be achieved with the linocut method of printmaking. Part of my work is drawn from impressions of wildlife native to Ireland and Britain. Also, the beautiful, moody landscapes and seascapes of County Donegal, where I live, are a constant source of inspiration.
A linocut is a relief print, like a woodcut. The image is carved out of a lino block and what remains will print when the inked roller is passed over the top of the block. Paper is laid on the block and burnished by hand or passed through a press to give an impression.
A limited edition means there are only a certain number of prints made.
Each print is signed at the bottom right hand corner by the artist. The title of the piece is written in the middle. The number of that particular print and the number in the complete edition are written in the bottom left hand corner. For example, the 5th print in an edition of 30, will be written as 5/30.
All my linocuts are hand printed on 100% acid free block printing paper.
Some variation of colour and tone is to be expected as this is a hand applied process (not a digital print) so each print is an original piece of art.
I consider commissions so please get in touch if you would like to discuss this further.
ENVIRONMENT: I care about our shared environment so source materials I use for my products from suppliers whose policy it is to use paper, card and wood that is either recycled or from sustainably managed forests. Also, I am currently sourcing a provider of eco-friendly glassine bags instead of cello bags which I use to house prints and cards to keep them blemish-free.
MOUNTS: The mount board that surrounds your print.These boards are soft white and slightly textured with a clean, crisp, bevel cut. Each mount is pH neutral which minimises the effect of atmospheric pollutants.
FRAMES: All frames are wood and come with glass.
BACKING BOARD: The board behind the frame is ph neutral which provides protection for your print when framed or mounted.
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Ramelton, Co Donegal, Ireland T: (00353) 87 9771272