Mary Stanford Hut and Wheatear - Linocut
An original lino print depicting the hut that housed the Mary Stanford lifeboat as it still stands on nook beach at Rye harbor with a Wheatear bird in the foreground.
Members of the artist's family would launch the lifeboat from the hut to rescue vessels in the Bay. In fact the artist’s great grandfather Bert Head was the coxswain on the Mary Stanford when it was lost at sea with all hands in November 1928 trying to rescue the Alice from Riga.
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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.
The 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 for you to frame or fully framed ready to hang.
Mounted/Frame Size: 43x43cm
Image Size: 23x30cm