Print of the month

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'The Silver Birch Tree' size 40x30cm, linocut, 2017

I fell in love with this view of Exmoor and have visited there throughout the seasons. On this particular afternoon in early Winter the light was clean and the sun created a soft halo around the boughs of the Silver Birch Trees. I worked to capture the feeling of peacefulness, a timelessness that the trees gave to me.

There's a feeling of movement in the leaves, the sun shifting and shimmering,sheep quietly grazing.

The print has a generous border for mounting and is made in a small edition of 20. It took five colour lino blocks to make this print and one month to craft it.