NEWS - 03/01/2021 A Happy and safe New Year to all my website visitors. The planned enhancements for mid January are already up and running. The Limited Editions area now shows my work in separate categories, accessed from a 'hub' which will show my newest work and a small selection of favourites. 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 add to your enjoyment of your visit.
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.