A few years back my sister bought me a linocutting kit. I was instantly hooked so I took myself off to Birmingham Printmakers and did a day-long course with people who actually knew what they were doing. Having a proper go at a reduction linocut print was hugely rewarding, and I knew it was something I’d like to pursue. Gradually over the last few years I’ve begun to gather all the things necessary to help me turn this hobby into something more productive.
When we moved into our current home, which was designed and built in the 1960s, we were short of artwork for the walls. I started to play around with geometric patterns in Lino and the results were quite pleasing. I framed them and hung a few around the house, sharing pictures through social media. Comments online and from visitors to our house were positive and encouraging, so I selected a few designs and over the last few months have worked on producing multiple copies for sale.
A few weeks ago, my old friends at BPN Architects got in touch and said how much they liked my prints and would I like to exhibit them at their offices. How could I refuse? So to coincide with that, I have launched my Etsy shop.
And if you’re interested in commissioning me to produce something bespoke, I’d love to hear from you. Contact me!