My name is Margaret Mallows. Having loved drawing and painting from an early age, I was encouraged by artist Dennis Syrett to continue after leaving school at 16, and had work exhibited in The Mall Galleries in London for 2 consecutive years when still a teenager. A very busy work and family life put art … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Margaret Mallows"
Describe your printmaking process. I begin with a few sketches and then I draw directly on to the block to work out the final details, I like the work to evolve and I enjoy the serendipity of this process. I use pins and tabs to ensure a safe registration so that the prints are consistent … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Emma Swift Kirkman"
I’m a linocut artist based in a small village on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders. Art was the only subject I enjoyed at school and actually felt I was good at. However, it took nearly 40 years plus voluntary redundancy and children leaving home for me to find the time to rekindle that love. Describe your printmaking … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Gill Thornton"
I’m an Illustrator, Printmaker and Arts Educator based in Margate. I used to love drawing as child but it took a long time to find my way back to art, spending my twenties in a variety of unfulfilling jobs before studying Digital Design at the London College of Communication. After a few years of being … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Mat Pringle"
I’m Christina, also known by the moniker Tweeny. I’m a designer by day, living and working in the beautiful city of Bath, and an artist-printmaker in my free time. I mainly do lino printing, but like to experiment with other processes. Describe your printmaking process. I tend to sketch out ideas first, either on paper … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Tweeny"
Blind embossing is a beautiful way in which to add light and shadow to your prints. Embossing adds subtle texture and interest. Emboss prints ‘blind’ (without ink) or combine with inked lino for a complex final print. Prepare the design. These white pencils are brilliant for drawing designs onto traditional lino. The marks show up … Continue reading "Blind Embossing with Lino"