These fine Art Prints were produced in my Print Workshop in France in the summer of 2019 and in the Bath Artist Printmaking Workshop in Larkhall Bath.
This selection of prints represents my interest in producing work by a method that I have been using for the past number of years in Printmaking
This technique etched lino has allowed me to make my prints using fluid painterly marks rather than cutting the linoblock with lino cutting tools.As a painter I wanted my printmaking to represent something of the fluidity of paint.
The prints use strong dramatic colours and shapes that are created by pouring bitumen paint onto a lino block and then etching it with caustic soda to create a print .They are all abstract in conception and refer to the natural shapes found in nature
I have also included in this group of prints earlier work based on using the circular form and these prints are unique ( not editioned) and are all monotypes.
Recently I have written and described this etched lino print process in the magazine ‘ Printmaking Today’ Vol 29 Spring 2020. Issue 113
Howard Jeffs July 2020