ANN LEWIS RCA

Linocut Printmaker

ann@annlewis.co.uk

07772 653487

Welcome/Croeso

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.

A donation of 10% from all December sales will go to Sightsavers, the charity that I chose to support because as an artist, my eyes are my most precious tools.

NEWS - 13/01/22 Almost half way through January already and after a very busy couple of weeks at The Royal Cambrian Academy, the Open exhibition is up and running, so my focus turns fully to my own work. Work has been packed and picked up for Life Full Colour's first show of the year which opens tomorrow, Friday 14th, so fingers crossed, the rest of the month will find me working on new linos and cutting, inking and printing in my studio.

You can follow progress of my current work and keep in touch on social media too

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.