Alison Deegan - Hedges, Fields and Birds

Linocuts by Alison Deegan


What is a linocut? A linocut is a type of relief print. It is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used for a relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller, and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a printer. Linocuts were originally made popular by Picasso, while before that they were simply regarded as a student’s medium to practice for woodcuts.

Alison Deegan from UK is a printmaker and have been creating lino prints since 2008. She creates small editions some in monochrome and others with three or more colours using a combination of reduction and multi-block techniques. Alison likes exploring and experimenting on different papers with oil-based inks and use her bookbinder’s nipping press as a printing press.

Alison Deegan - Flamborough Hedgerow II
Alison Deegan - Physalis
Alison Deegan - Golden Plovers
Alison Deegan - Flamborough Hedgerow
Alison Deegan - Portpatrick Harbour
Alison Deegan - Ringed Plovers at New England Bay
Alison Deegan - Cutting Ley on the Rhins
Alison Deegan - Leaving Saltery Bay
Alison Deegan - Autumn becomes winter
Alison Deegan - Giant's Causeway No. 2
Alison Deegan - Green Surf Anemones

1 Comment

  1. Hi Alison,
    Hoping this reaches you. A rather last minute suggestion, but have only just come across your work. My name is David Starley, archaeologist turned painter and now owner of the Bingley Gallery. At the begining of May we’re due to open a new exhibition ‘Inspired by the Past’. Exhibitors are largely, but not entirely archaeologists and ex archaeologists and the content generally incorporates work inspired by the human past and the landscapes created or modiified by them – I guess from your work you know better than anyone this means pretty much anywhere! Anyway we have lots of big 2D work and some free -standing – especially pots! but it would be goog to have some smaller works and your linoprints might fit nicely.
    Wouldn’t need a lot, but I wondered if you might have anything in stock that you might like to try.


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