About this work of Art
‘Axe Valley Sky’
Limited edition linocut print on Somerset Satin 250gsm paper
Image size: H 30cm x W 42cm
Paper size: H 38cm x W 56cm
Please note that in situ image is purely an indication of how a piece may look.
This print was inspired by the dramatic skies that form over the Axe Valley in East Devon, one of my favourite places to walk in the autumn and winter when the valley is busy with overwintering birds. The valley is a place of open spaces where grazing meadows gradually give way to saltmarsh as the river Axe approaches the sea.
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
- Size : H 30 cm x W 42 cm