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Whitchurch Down after Widgery By Steve Manning 
Edition number 11
Image size: H:30 cm x W:42 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:38 cm x W:52 cm x D:-cm
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Steve Manning 'Whitchurch Down after Widgery' Limited edition lino print on Somerset Satin 250gsm paper Edition: 11 Image size: H 30cm x W 42cm Paper size: H 38cm x W 56cm Unframed This print was inspired by 'Whitchurch Down' a Dartmoor watercolour by the 19th century Devon artist Francis Widgery. I have added the windswept tree and birds. In the distance Brentor looms above the moor. This is a reduction print which means the lino block is gradually destroyed with each stage of the print process. Once the edition is complete no further impressions can be made from the block. I am an Exeter based printmaker with a particularly interest in skies and clouds which provide the focus of my images, the cloudscape often informing the overall composition of the completed print. For me the challenge is to render distant vistas and ethereal skies using a medium usually associated with bold blocks of colour. I achieve this by either lightening colours with white or thinning them with extender. The end result is prints which could be described as having a ‘painterly’ quality.