Meet the maker Fiona Carver

Fiona has been creating things since she was a tiny girl when her artist grandmother would encourage her to draw elaborate chalk pictures on her kitchen floor. She went on to study Design and Applied Arts at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1999. Here she combined her love of drawing and painting with three-dimensional disciplines such as furniture and ceramics. She now pursues this interest in both flat and more hands on work through lino printing, enjoying the different stages of drawing, gouging lino and inking up and printing which she does with her antique cast iron press.

She is inspired by the simplicity of old seaside railway posters as well as the atmosphere created by costal artists such as Sir Kyffin Williams and printmaker Robert Gilmore. Her prints have a nostalgic feel with the clear lines, compositions and colours evoking memories of particular British coast lines.

Fiona's work can be found in galleries around the country and her prints were recently featured on the front of Country Living magazine.

Everything is lovingly hand made by Fiona in her little studio near Rutland Water. When she isn't drawing, painting and making things, Fiona enjoys countryside walks, swimming in the cold British sea and indulging in old films and cookery books.