School of Fish - Linocut Print
This original, limited edition hand burnished linocut print of a School of Fish by artist and printmaker Amy Cundall is printed using traditional Copper coloured oil based block printing ink.
This print of somewhat fanciful fish has been inspired by Nineteenth Century Engravings.
The composition gives a contemporary feel and the metallic ink adds depth and catches the light beautifully.
Amy Cundall is a self-taught printmaker with a background in Art and Design; she works from her home studio in Stamford, Lincolnshire.
Amy has an intrigue for the natural world and oceanic life is a strong source of inspiration for her work.
“While walking I’m inspired by the shapes, sounds and colours of nature combined with its peacefulness and tranquillity” describes the printmaker.
She is also inspired by vintage scientific illustrations; “there is something so intricate and beautiful about these images and I love flicking through old archival books for inspiration”.
The backgrounds for Amy’s linocut prints are kept plain so that the subjects are striking and she adds further interest to the often simple outlines through experimentation with mark making.
She predominantly works in a bold colour palette of teal and black.
She often illustrates her prints directly onto the block, starting with a simple drawing and using her carving tools to add further detail. She explains; “I find this method encourages me to thoughtfully consider my marks, and for this reason leaves little room for error“. Her finished blocks are then inked up using oil-based ink, and burnished by hand using a printmaking Baren.
Amy’s work is soon to be featured at The Great Print Exhibition in the Lake District from November to March.
Each one of these individually hand printed prints is an original work of art and is technically known as an impression.
The frame shown is for illustration only.
Printed onto high quality off-white Awagami printmaking paper, each is titled and signed by the artist.
Limited Edition of 20
Size : 30 x 40 cm