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Here, I offer my art cards and prints.
Also, small collections of my current work, which changes through the seasons.
ART CARDS & PRINTS
My art cards and prints are reproduced from drawings and paintings I have made over the years. They are printed to a fine art standard so will not fade. They are a nice size to frame, and many customers do just that.
I have three Adana 8 x 5 hand presses. They are old, but they print beautifully. Many years ago I converted my first press to hot foil, and although I aquired the other two presses along the way, it's only quite recently that I have seriously started printing again with ink and combining this with hotfoil.
I have a very small collection of vintage type and my collection of letterpress cards is designed around this. Confined by the limitations of process and available type has been both challenging and interesting, something I will be exploring further.
This is a hand printing process. A design is drawn onto and then carved into artists' lino. To print, the ink is applied with a roller. Lino and paper are then pressed together, I use an etching press.
These are referred to as 'original prints' and each print will have subtle differences. I often hand colour the prints, making them truly unique.
Every nature print I make is a monoprint, a one-off that cannot be exactly reproduced, an original piece of art. It is an alchemy of paper, nature and ink, sometimes printing a textural single grass and other times I print layer upon layer to produce subtle colours. Most of the grasses, ferns and other plant materials that I use are from my own wild garden forcing me to work with the seasons.
KEEPSAKES ~ ART TO KEEP
My main focus for many years has been cards, but not every day, throw away cards. More the "I could just pop that in a frame" sort of cards and the "I know they will want to keep it" cards. Well anyway, that is what I strive for, small artworks to treasure, to give or to keep.
My handmade silver jewellery is available from Hares and Hedgerows Gallery, Pickering, as are my cards
Hares and Hedgerows Gallery, Pickering ~ www.haresandhedgerows.co.uk
Birdgate Chocolatiers, Pickering.
I only use and store the minimum information necessasry to process your order.
I have no access to your payment details.
I retain the copyright of all art works.
No image to be reproduced without my consent. I am happy for you to frame my cards but not for commercial use.