Relief Prints

Relief prints:

these are linocuts, wood cuts and wood-engravings. All quite physical processes where the plate is carved by hand with wood-cutting tools or wood-engraving tools (they are different) and then printed on either a relief press or by hand (rubbing the back of the paper). Wood-engraving tends to be quite small and finely detailed as the wood is very fine (end-grain) and expensive.


Colour is added by either printing multiple plates like ‘African Dawn’ and ‘The Moon Hunt’ or by adding the colour by hand.

Hand-coloured linocuts. Each linocut is individually painted with water-colour to give an extra depth of colour.

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