NEWS - 03/09/2021 NEW edition 'Haul hwyr ar draeth Porthselau' added to the Latest Work & Coast Galleries (new work shows in both galleries for a period of time). Work has arrived safely in Suffolk for the Sea Nature show at Sea Pictures Gallery in Clare, Suffolk and new work has been delivered to Fosse House Gallery in Dunchurch.
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.