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- Artist Bio
Apple Blossom by Fiona Carver 
Edition number 12
Image size: H:20 cm x W:20 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:36.6 cm x W:36.1 cm x D:0.3cm
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Apple Blossom is an original limited edition linocut print by Fiona Carver, inspired by the beautiful spring blossom in her garden. It is a reduction print, meaning that after each colour is printed, a bit more of the lino block is carved away before the next colour is printed. By the time of the final colour there is virtually no lino left on the block. Hand printed using an antique cast iron press, there are 11 layers of colour. Printed with oil based inks on 300gsm sommerset archival paper, each one is signed and numbered by the artist. To discuss works or to organise a commission by Fiona Carver please call 07799 535 765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Fiona Carver is a painter and printmaker from the Rutland/Leicestershire border. She trained at Edinburgh College of Art graduating with a BA (hons) in 1999 and now creates contemporary oil paintings and linocuts of the land and sea. She is interested in capturing an impression of a place, the atmosphere, colours and emotion experienced at that time. Her paintings are completed mostly ‘en plein air’ meaning they are painted outdoors, usually in one sitting. That way she can capture the light and weather, getting the brush marks down before it changes. The challenges of painting in wind or rain, with moving subjects and changing views adds to the exhilaration of finishing a painting, stepping back, stretching and absorbing what is on the canvas. The process of creating a linocut makes a nice contrast for Fiona with it’s slow, methodical planning. She cuts multiple blocks for each print, one for each colour, and layers them to build up the image. She usually has a good idea of what the finished piece will look like but this can change as the image progresses and Fiona will often adapt it as she goes along. She is interested by the process of etched lino and experiments with this to create texture and energy in her practice.