NEWS - The work I delivered to Mostyn Gallery's Winter Showcase, 'Gifts from Wales and the borders' after the Welsh lockdown is up on the walls and the exhibition is now open. A wonderful & tempting mixed exhibition as always in Mostyn's Gallery shop.
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.