lighthouse print - Flamborough

Lighthouse linocut:

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  • Image size: 25cm x 30cm (10" x 12")
  • Method: linocut
  • Edition size: 20
  • Passes through press: 3
  • Paper: Fabriano (Cream/off‑white)

Both the landscape and the sky, swirl and cascade through this fluid lighthouse print, as though it's all ocean. The lighthouse, a symbol of hope, stands tall above the sea.

I am currently collecting reference material to make some more lighthouse prints. I've visited several, including Strumble Head Lighthouse in Pembrokeshire and St Mary's Lighthouse in Whitley Bay. I'm busy filling sketchbooks with ideas for making lighthouse prints similar to this one.

This wall art is a three plate original linocut print developed from a single artist's proof (now in a private collection) which was previously on display and commended at Scarborough Art Gallery, Yorkshire, UK. The two original lino prints were both inspired by Flamborough lighthouse, Yorkshire, UK.

While modern in style, this print is an example of traditional printmaking.

This lighthouse print proved a popular subject and quickly sold-out leaving some people disappointed. For this reason I'm visiting other lighthouses to collect inspiration for another limited edition lighthouse print – or even a collectable series.