Linocut Printing In Gardenstown

Oatcakes in the Cloister
Oatcakes in the Cloister
I spent a weekend learning the art of linocut printmaking from the masterful Bryan Angus in his Gardenstown studio. Inspiration came from the rugged coastline and my short-but-sweet time travelling.


 The town itself is an incredible place – a maze of idiosyncratic homes emerging from the coast’s red sandstone cliffs. The sea sloshes in front of people’s doorsteps. It’s a small town with few amenities, but so much character.

I found working in lino very strange compared to the usual brush or tablet artwork. It’s a very satisfying process, though, and one you can get completely lost in. Carving away your image, you slip into something of a trance. When you finally peel the freshly inked paper from your carved block, you get a print that’s always subtly different to any other – each one unique.

A few prints are available to buy here.

Do you work in lino? Or is it something you’d be interested in trying?

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