NEWS - 08/02/2021 The planned enhancements for the 'shopping' area of the site are up and running. The Limited Editions has been divided into separate categories, accessed from a 'hub' where my newest work and a small selection of favourites are shown. I've also added a 'Step by Step' page under 'Me and my work', which illustrates the development stages of some of my linocuts. I hope you'll find these upgrades make finding the work you're looking for quicker and easier.
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.