Linocut by Caroline Barker
Tales from the Tides
I have been printmaking for 12 years now, making both intaglio and relief prints. I particularly enjoy designing linocuts and then carving them. It's an addictive process and full of surprises.
I have my own press and do a lot of my preparatory work at home. My work focuses on the local landscape of Devon and the creatures and plants that inhabit it. I hope that my prints help jog the memories of familiar places.
Handmade original prints have a wonderful feel to them and even though I print limited editions, all have very tiny differences that make them unique.
Apart from having had work at RWA, Bristol, Topsham and Tore Abbey, I also regularly take part in various exhibitions at Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Totnes and Dartington.
I also make small handmade books, some are pop-ups and all have linocut illustrations and have written quotes in calligraphy. I exhibited my books at BABE at The Arnolfini in Bristol in 2015.
I have photos of a few of my books in the book- British Artists' Book Makers. I have had some of my cards selling at Tate Britain and am thrilled that I have my prints in 5 books by Alan Marshall showing work of British printmakers. The most recent book is called 'Wings over Water' in which I have 6 of my bird prints.
Edition of 40