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Puffing Across the Bay

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Fiona Carver
Puffing Across the Bay
Linocut hand printed with oil based inks on somerset 300gsm paper
Limited edition of 50
Signed and numbered on the front
Image size: 14 x 28cm
This work is sold mounted but not framed.

This seascape linocut is based on a view from Polruan, across the bay to Fowey in Cornwall. The little steam taxi is puffing along, a familar sight on the water.

The print is hand pulled using oil based inks on archival paper and uses 3 lino blocks, one for each colour.

Size: H:39.5 cm x W:25.5 cm

Fiona has been creating things since she was a tiny girl when her grandmother would encourage her to draw elaborate chalk pictures on her kitchen floor. She went on to study Design and Applied Arts at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1999. Here she combined her love of drawing and painting with three-dimensional disciplines such as furniture and ceramics. She now pursues this interest in both flat and more hands on work through lino printing, enjoying the different stages of drawing, gouging lino and inking up and printing which she does with her antique cast iron press. She is inspired by the simplicity of old seaside railway posters as well as the atmosphere created by costal artists such as Sir Kyffin Williams and printmaker Robert Gilmore. Her prints have a nostalgic feel with the clear lines, compositions and colours evoking memories of particular British coast lines.

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