H M Submarine Ocelot – Linocut Print
Simply entitled 'Ocelot', this lino cut print by Steve Duffy depicts H M Submarine Ocelot in dry dock at Chatham Historic Dockyard in Kent.
Ocelot was launched in 1962 and was the last Royal Navy warship built at Chatham.
I spent a very enjoyable day at Chatham Dockyard making numerous sketches on which this lino cut is based says Steve.
When I saw Ocelot in the dock it reminded me of the excellent 'dazzle ships' woodcuts by Edward Wadsworth.
I have always enjoyed the very stark black and white images one can achieve with linocuts and have made a series of prints for the dockyard; this is the first for general sale.
Living in Rye on the East Sussex coast, artist and potter Steve Duffy is never far away from the inspiration for many of his creations.
Coming from a family with rich sea faring traditions, it perhaps not surprising that his work is imbued with strong coastal imagery.
With clean flowing lines his carefully considered designs capture striking yet simple images.
A linocut is a printmaking technique similar to that of the woodcut. The image is carved into a block of hessian covered by a thick piece of linoleum and then inked and pressed on paper to create a print. The technique really came into its own after artists like Picasso and Matisse began to work in the medium.
Each one of these limited edition prints is an original work of art and is technically known as an impression. They are supplied ready mounted with the option of being framed within a simple oak surround. Individually hand printed, signed and numbered by the artist.
Limited Edition of 50
Available mounted in an acid free mount ready for framing or supplied in either a black or oak finished frame ready for hanging.
Image Size: 25 x 38 cm
Mounted Size: 46 x 58 cm
Framed Size: 48.5 x 60 cm