I do two kinds of printmaking: mono prints and lino prints.
My mono prints are made by taking prints from the plants, leaves and stems I collect locally. After pressing them they're ready to use and I love the seasonality of it. The prints I make reflect the time of year and each one is completely unique. Additionally, because pressed plants are delicate and disintegrate with use, there's a sense of capturing something and preserving it.
I sometimes work with colour too and use water-based inks on acid-free paper. Prints are mounted ready for framing and come in various sizes.
My monoprints are currently available at the Mere Gallery in Bowness. I also attend art fairs and at the moment I'm working on my online shop.
Lino printing is where I started out with printmaking. It involves my making studies of plants and insects, then sketching a simplified version onto lino or a soft-cut mat before carving the design out with cutting tools.
The design is then inked with a roller and printed.
I often use lino prints to make greetings cards as well as mounted (and sometimes framed) pictures. Again, they will be for sale online soon. In the meantime I'll be attending various fairs and markets locally. Please check my Instagram and Facebook accounts - as well as the blog - for details.