Heart Oak – Framed or Unframed

£130.00£250.00

Heart Oak – framed or Unframed

Original Lino Print
by Richard Shimell

Paper size: 620mm x 530mm
Image size: 420mm x 380mm
Framed size: 680mm x 620mm

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Description

Heart Oak – Framed or Unframed – is available for nationwide delivery. Giftwrapping and framing available. Please enquire.

About Richard Shimell artist

Richard lives in a wooded valley in Dartmoor. He loves where he lives and is drawn to its landscapes and complexity. In particular, he is drawn to the trees in the ubiquitous Devon fields. And specifically, he loves to observe the detail, which he translates into intricate handmade prints. He makes these prints by carving pieces of vinyl flooring to leave the image in relief. This material suits because it is harder than lino, so allows for finer details. He obtains the vinyl as off-cuts from flooring shops. So likes to think he is recycling something which would otherwise be dumped.

Firstly, he draws directly on to the vinyl in soft pencil. Then, he carves around every mark to leave it standing. Each plate takes weeks to carve. He uses lino or wood cutting tools, and sometimes also wood engraving tools. Richard usually makes one or two other plates to go with the tree plate – these are used to make a background sky or landscape. He prints each plate in the same position on heavy printmaking paper to build up the image. Such fine detail requires very careful printing to get good results. Hence the admiration everyone pays his work, as it is beautifully perfect.

Equally important, Richard learned to print at the Dartington Printmaking Workshop. Which adds to the relevance of his work and his Devon roots. He joined the group with no artistic training or background in 2010. And now he has his own studio with a press at his home near Ashburton, where he make the prints and handmade books.

More Art at Tidal Gallery:

Did you like “Heart Oak – Framed or Unframed”? Then, make sure to look at all other Richard Shimell’s work for sale. Including his greetings cards.
If you are looking for original expressive linework. Why not see Anna Ventura.
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