‘Beechnuts’ my linocut print, originally appeared as the cover artwork for ‘Slightly Foxed’: the real readers quarterly , issue 59, Autumn 2018.
It was such a thrill to be commisoned by the editors to create this cover work, following on from some artists that I greatly admire such as Mark Hearld, Cary Akroyd and Quentin Blake, I feel honoured to have been asked.
It was really interesting to work on commison, to have to create a design that was for the Autumn season whilst still in early Summer. I developed my ideas from photographs that I had taken last Autumn on Molland moor, Exmoor, where I visit a singular old Beech tree.
I was asked to include a hidden Fox in the image!
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Linocut – unmounted, unframed
Image Size: 30cm x 30cm
Edition Size: 20
This is an original limited edition print, signed by the artist