My work is varied in style, medium and scale. I draw, I paint and work in mixed-media but my passion is for linocutting. I enjoy the physical process of cutting and carving the lino with freshly honed tools and I find the variety of styles and marks I can achieve with such simple materials endlessly surprising and satisfying. You can read more about me and my work here.
NEWS - 10/06/22 My work is at Y Capel, Llangollen until the end of June and I've recently delivered additional work to Galeri in Betws-y-Coed, both framed and unframed. I met my deadline for Oriel Ty Meirion's 'Slate and Stone' exhibition with a couple of days spare and was delighted that a large new waterfall linocut (Ar y bont, Pistyll Rhaeadr') sold within days of the exhibition opening. A new edition, 'Caught in the rain on the road to Rowen' has just been added to the Gallery/Mountains page. June has turned into a month of masterclasses and workshops, so my own cutting and printing is taking a little bit of a back seat for a while.
Reduction linocutting is one of the most complex and intriguing forms of relief printmaking - it requires having to work with a reversed sketch or drawing, being able to envisage multiple layers of tone and colour, all whilst working toward a final image which exists only in my head.
The reduction process involves using a single block of lino which is progressively cut away for each layer of colour. As the block is essentially destroyed during the process, a reduction print can never be reprinted, making it (and guaranteeing) a truly limited edition.