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- Artist Bio
Clouds Rest on Aran Fawddwy
Limited Edition Linocut Print on Paper
Edition of 8
Image Size: H 38cm x W 56cm
Sheet Size: H 41cm x W 64cm x D 0.01cm
Clouds Rest on Aran Fawddwy is a limited edition landscape print by Ian Phillips. The range of green tones used by Phillips when printing gives the landscape a strong atmosphere.
My printing process starts today, as it’s always done, by going walking with my sketchbook. I follow lonely trails over empty hills, down twisting forest tracks, or along sea cliffs looking for colour, pattern and texture to draw. Then it’s back to the studio to cut, mix colours and print.
In 2001 I moved to Mid Wales to study the landscape and improve my printmaking. Since then I have been creating sequential series of large scale landscape and seascape linocuts. Utilising all the inspiring mark making, patterns and techniques I have absorbed over the intervening years from a wide variety of sources. Including artists from the Torres Strait Islands at Djumbunji Print workshop in Cairns, studying with Professor Wang Chou in Hangzhou, China and working with the Pine Feroda collaboration.
I now specialise in prints based on drawing long distance walks and exploring landscapes of iconic interest and lonely beauty.