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Lynne Roebuck (Handwritten)
Moorland landscape print

Art inspired by high moors:‘Moorland Air’

Landscape art (lino print) inspired by moorland habitat - of which, it is claimed, 75%† of the world's total heather moorland is in Britain.

Most of England's share of that moorland is in North Yorkshire, too, I understand. The North York Moors are quite a sight to see in Autumn when the heather is in full flower.

This is another subject I'm destined to return to. Surprisingly, it's quite a challenging landscape to capture. High moorland hills tend to have broad expansive tops, rather than peaks and rocky outcrops.

original print

  • Artwork Size: 25 x 21 cm (10 x 8.5 ins)
  • Medium: linocut
  • Method: multiple blocks
  • Colours: 6
  • Paper: Fabriano (Cream/off‑white)
  • Edition: 12
  • - Sold Out -

This means a composition can soon look rather flat. Some artist's go for size of artwork in order to create an epic impression. I'm determined to find an artistic/compositional solution to the challenge. It's taking time, but I'd rather that than produce something that's not very satisfactory.

This print evolved from its initial sketch, ending up with a total of six applications of ink. This was more than I'd planned for.

The result though, is a characterful, subtle, yet bold, original print – evocative of the subtle, yet bold, heathland with its big ocean skies over epic rolling heather covered uplands.

Exhibited at St Peters Church, Harrogate Art Show, 2013.

† Yorkshire Dales Country news:, (Opens new browser window). [ Accessed: August 2006 ]

Moorland Air