I’m a linocut artist who lives and works in North London. I create prints from the urban environments we live in and love buildings, plants and animals.
My latest work is pictured above, Notre Dame with the fire behind it, the tragic destruction of part of one of the world’s great cathedrals.
In 2015 I entered two works for the Royal Academy Of Art Summer Exhibition, ‘The Conductor’ and ‘The Bird Catcher’, which were both shortlisted.
Both linocut prints were displayed in the Salon des Refusés over the weekend of the 12-14th June 2015.
“The Bird Catcher” polled the highest number of public votes and won the prize for best artwork in the exhibition, see the Salon des Refusés 2015
The Birdcatcher is currently gracing the cover of a newly published book from Karnac: ‘Making Room for Madness’ by Marcus Evans. Do buy it, mostly for the cover but the stuff inside is really quite good too.
It’s easy to imagine, as I did, that linocutting is a cheap art form. It’s just lino. In extremis couldn’t I just rip up a bit of the bathroom floor? But no, it turns out you need a lot of it and there are all manner of tempting accessories. Who doesn’t need Swiss made cutting tools and a Japanese whetstone?