This seaside art print is an original print – a linocut. It is inspired by the English coast, with its wide sweeping bays and multiple headlands, though in truth it could be any coastline where the sea has created such a view. The three headlands recede into the distance while the sea splashes us in the face!
Evoking those breathtaking sunny days beside the sea, with endless cloudless skies, vivid blues, a brisk breeze and hazy distant horizons.
The original print was put through the printmaker's press three times, each time with a different colour and more of the lino cut-away. This is called the ‘reduction-cut’ way of making an original linocut. It means there is no road back if you make a mistake! The third colour was individually painted onto the carved lino using a paint brush, rather than applied using a roller as is more usual. As a result. the sea has a great deal character and texture in each print. Because each print has it's own distinctiveness it's called a variable edition. This quality is often why collectors prefer hand made prints like mine.
Selected for the 2011 Open Art Exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull UK.