ANN LEWIS RCA

Linocut Printmaker

[email protected]

07772 653487

Welcome/Croeso

My work is varied in style, medium and scale. I draw, I paint and work in mixed-media but my passion is for linocutting. I enjoy the physical process of cutting and carving the lino with freshly honed tools and I find the variety of styles and marks I can achieve with such simple materials endlessly surprising and satisfying. You can read more about me and my work here.


NEWS - 20/011/2021 NEW edition 'Haul hwyr ar draeth Porthselau' added to the Latest Work & Coast Galleries (new work shows in both galleries for a period of time). This week, I'm getting work ready for The Royal Cambrian Academy's winter exhibition, which opens on November 27th. Just added to the one-offs page, 'Dove and laurel, Prancer and Dancer, 3 different handprinted wooden Christmas decorations. I'll also be working full speed on this year's hand-printed Christmas cards which will be available on the Greetings Cards page shortly.

You can follow progress of my current work and keep in touch on social media too

Reduction linocutting is one of the most complex and intriguing forms of relief printmaking - it requires having to work with a reversed sketch or drawing, being able to envisage multiple layers of tone and colour, all whilst working toward a final image which exists only in my head.

The reduction process involves using a single block of lino which is progressively cut away for each layer of colour. As the block is essentially destroyed during the process, a reduction print can never be reprinted, making it (and guaranteeing) a truly limited edition.