Modern Landscape Prints
In the style of my linocuts, but created using modern technology…
If it's good enough for Hockney, it's good enough for me. My traditionally made linocut prints.
I'm busy working on new art right now and hope to publish more to this collection of modern prints very soon.
Why buy my modern prints
Updated: 7 Nov 2019 v2
If it's good enough for Hockney…
Unique art for less
The art, above, is all drawn/painted by me, using modern technology. It's unique to me and starts with an outdoor sketching trip. Back to the studio I draw/paint the images from a blank using modern technology. These are hand drawn/painted artworks that only I make.
Big on linocut style, smaller investment
My linocuts are hand drawn, then hand printed in the labour intensive traditional way – hence they cost more. These modern prints are also hand drawn but then printed using modern technology and high quality fine art archival inks and paper. The materials are pretty much the same for both types of prints. (The inks only differ in consistency really - one ink has to work with modern machinery, the other is printed by hand)
The modern prints are painted, using a computer, while the linocuts go straight to lino after the initial sketch. The respective printing processes are entirely different: one is traditional, while the other uses modern technology.
Printing my modern fine art prints takes a lot less time than printing my linocuts, and as a result, I can offer the modern prints at lower prices than my premium traditonally made linocut prints.
Art at a size you want
Where blocks of printmakers lino don't stretch at all, a computer file does (if it's planned for when creating the art). This means that not only can I offer my modern digital prints for less than my other art, I can offer them at different sizes. There are advantages to making art the modern way!
High quality total consistency
So the lesser expense of making the modern prints does not mean they are a poor quality fine art print. Far from it. They will outlast both me and you if treated kindly. The difference in price is entirely due to faster printing – it takes at least a month to print a traditional linocut edition. An equivalent modern printed edition could be printed in a day, two at the most!
Each modern print exactly reproduces the art you see above. My traditionally made linocut prints, by contrast, are all individually printed by hand and have what I call 'character' to them resulting from the hand making process. Some like the character of individually printed prints though they take a lot longer to make.
What these prints are not
Just to be really clear: these modern prints are not photographs or scans of my linocuts, acrylic or oil paintings. I sell those as well, but everything in this section is digital art.
I have drawn and painted each of the artworks here on my computer tablet. They often start with a rough pencil sketch on paper (just like all my other art), but beyond this they're entirely created using the newest technology. The video below illustrates the drawing/painting process.
In The Style Groove
These modern fine art prints are
in the style of my linocuts. Though they look very like my linocuts, they're not the same.
It's easy to tell which is a traditional linocut and which is a modern print made using the latest technology when they're finished. I'm not sure there's a reason to make my modern prints look completely and exactly like a traditonal linocut if it was even possible, to be honest. I suspect as I make more of this new art, the style will differ from my linocuts more and more. There are things I can achieve using a computer I can't using lino.
Digital art is simply another medium, with it's own characteristics that are quite beautiful.
I've had several of these prints from the high quality specialist print people and I'm proud to offer them, having been delighted by their quality, vibrance and energy.
Since exporting this video and adding it here, I've adjusted the artwork above some more. That's why it might look a little different.