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Limited Edition Linocut Print
Edition of 50
Image Size H 44cm x W 33cm
Sheet Size H 49cm x W 61cm
Sold Unframed mounted in Antique White mountboard
Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
Swallows Returning by Rob Barnes is a limited edition linocut print using a Key Block and a Reduction Block resulting in several layers of printing. This landscape was inspired by walks by the river when Cow Parsley is flowering, and the sun is showing a promise of summer. Rob was trying to achieve a sense of movement as swallows return across our warm skies. He draws inspiration from the East Anglian coast and landscape, much of which appears in his linocut prints. Many of these show Rob’s keen interest in the use of colour blends and graduations.
Rob Barnes studied painting and printmaking at Hull College of Art and London University in the early 1960s. He taught etching, screen-printing, linocut and related surface printmaking at Keswick Hall College in Norfolk. He later moved to the University of East Anglia where he continued teaching in the School of Education until 2006. He is based in South Norfolk.
He has exhibited regularly in London and many of his etchings and linocuts are in private collections, here and abroad. More recently he has returned to linocuts, enjoying the strong physical nature of this medium. His linocuts are inspired mainly by the landscape of East Anglia. Effects of light and colour, weather and atmosphere contribute to the final linocut. Recent work has been inspired by observing the changing fields and wildlife through the seasons. Coastal prints are inspired by Norfolk and Suffolk waterways.
Size: H:49 cm x W:61 cm