Snow Buntings and Sea Holly | Linocut Print | Richard Allen
Snow Buntings and Sea Holly | Linocut Print | Richard Allen
Snow Buntings and Sea Holly | Linocut Print | Richard Allen
Snow Buntings and Sea Holly | Linocut Print | Richard Allen
Snow Buntings and Sea Holly | Linocut Print | Richard Allen

Snow Buntings and Sea Holly

£48.00
Description
An original limited edition linocut print depicting Snow Buntings and Sea Holly by Richard Allen.
 
So named after their striking snowy plumage, Buntings are most commonly seen in winter in the UK, usually on coastal sites in Scotland and along the eastern shoreline down as far as Kent.
 
The flowers of the Sea Holly resemble those of thistles, but differ having  metallic blue colourings.
 
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Living in Wivenhoe in north Essex, the bird rich estuaries and marshes of the Essex coast have provided an endless source of inspiration for Richard.
 
His love of birdlife was encouraged by his father from a young age. He remembers one trip which really sparked his interest when he was 12 to Pagham in Sussex where they saw hundreds of migrant waders.
 
Becoming bird Illustrator of the Year in 1993 won him work on his first bird identification guide and it’s in this field that Richard is perhaps best known in his beautifully accurate and detailed portraits of birds.
 
Alongside his illustrations which appear in many publications, he also creates lino cuts and woodcut style illustrations using scraperboard in projects for packaging, advertising and the Times newspapers.
 
More recently he’s gradually developed a more relaxed watercolour style, enjoying the vibrancy and immediacy of the colours, where birds are shown in their natural habitat.
 
 
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.
 
Technically known as an impression, each original work of art is printed on smooth 225gsm Cream Zerkall Paper.
 
Limited Edition of 50 
 
Size: 17 x 10 cm

 
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