ANN LEWIS RCA

Linocut Printmaker

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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.


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.

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.