In A Shoebox

“Quirky and Original designs, created somewhere between the sofa and the sink.”

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  • 'Antelopes' - Framed, original, hand printed linocut.

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  • 'The Beauty of the Beast' - framed hand printed linocut

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  • 'Spider with Rosé' - framed, hand printed, linocut.

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  • 'Life of Pie' - framed, hand printed linocut print.

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  • 'Lady Chatterley's Plover' - framed linocut print

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  • 'Salmon' - framed & hand printed linocut.

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  • 'Black Iris' - Framed lino prints

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  • 16 0riginal designs to choose from. A5 greetings cards.

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  • 'Tiger'

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  • 'Peace' - Painting on Wood

    'Peace' - Painting on Wood

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  • Snowy Owl square greetings card

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  • 'Beard Pullers' Blank Greetings card

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  • 'Christmas Present' Blank Greetings card

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  • 'The Cheviots' Blank greetings card

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  • Hand printed & painted Greetings cards

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  • 'Lady Chatterley's Plover'

    'Lady Chatterley's Plover'

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  • 'Beard pullers' Mounted and hand printed

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  • 'Zebras' Square greetings card

    'Zebras' Square greetings card

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  • 'Don't Get In A Flap' - print on canvas

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  • 'Northumbrian Gothic' - framed acrylics on board.

    'Northumbrian Gothic' - fra...

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  • 'Gannets' - acrylics on canvas

    'Gannets' - acrylics on canvas

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  • 'Gull' - Acrylic paints on frame canvas

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About In A Shoebox

In A Shoebox

Quirky and Original designs, created somewhere between the sofa and the sink.

Living in the foothills of the Northumberland Cheviots, we are surrounded by woodland, hills and coastal landscapes and a wonderful variety of flora and fauna. When I remember to carry a camera, I can use the images I capture, or draw on my memory. Most of my ideas evolve during walks with our trusty terrier, Rusty. From there, I make sketches and drawings, sitting on the sofa and drinking coffee. My latest creative outlet has come through making linocut prints. I have vague memories of attempting lino cutting at school, and I remember the cutting tool sliding across the surface. With a few decades behind me, I have rediscovered this process.....and I love it! It isn't really one process, but three:-

1. Sketching out a design and applying it to the lino surface.
2. Cutting away the lino to reveal the image.
3. Printing the image onto paper/card.

I began printing out multiple designs but soon ran out of space. Washing lines of cards hanging around the house, ink spatters around the kitchen, and boxes of card and paper everywhere do not make a happy place, so I took the plunge and had some of my designs digitally printed. At the same time, I do enjoy the printing process and hand print some of my designs, in limited numbers, using oil-based inks and a wooden spoon to burnish the linocut image onto the card or paper.

When I'm not cutting lino or printing I like tp paint, mainly in acrylics, in a variety of styles. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them.

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