Woodcut by Sarah Morris
I have been a printmaker for about thirty five years having trained in Newcastle and at the Royal College of Art. I specialise in woodcuts, all of which are printed by hand, as oppose to a printing press, resulting in singular works.
Working with wood allows me to control the depth and intensity of the print, building layer upon layer of rich colour. Colour is an integral part of my work , as I seek to reflect the richness of the landscapes around me.
I am a keen cyclist and when out riding have been inspired by the vivid, bright and often stark nature surrounding me. My woodcuts are abstracts of the vistas I ride through on the moors and my locale.
The work is hand printed using a wooden spoon and rollers, which allows better control on the printed areas.Though the works are prints, my methodology often feels painterly and the resulting images are one-offs. Each work is unique in its own way and this too, reflects the ever-changing landscapes which serve as my inspiration.
Woodcut on Paper
Framed under glass