This is a lino-print I designed, cut and printed on a hand-press in my attic studio.
It is not a digital print but an original limited edition print duced by hand. I am only printing 40 of these images in colour.
Firstly I draw the image onto a piece of lino. Then I carefully carve it out, (loosing the odd finger in the cess) before inking it with hand rollers using linseed oil based printing inks. It is then placed flat on my press, covered with Somerset Satin paper and the mangle like roller of the press is turned...
I have never lost the excitement of pulling back the paper on the press to see what is there! Doing everything by hand duces unique images every time as tiny differences in ink used or the roller weight of the press can alter the outcome.
Finally, in pencil, I sign it, adding the edition number and title.
The image size is 18 x 27.5cm which fits into a standard 30 x 40cm frame.
It comes unframed sandwiched between tissue paper and cellophane and rolled inside a sturdy postal tube.
Thanks for looking!
Please note - the artist retains all re duction and copyright of this work even when sold.