This year I am challenging myself to create 25 linocuts, alongside these linocuts I am painting 50 mini works of art in acrylic.
I am interested to see whether the paintings begin to influence the prints and vice versa.
You can keep up with my challenge on my Instagram @alexandra.buckle using the hashtag #25prints50paintings2019
I am also collating the completed works in a blog post on my website here http://www.alexandrabuckle.co.uk/blog/2019-challenge---25-Prints-and-50-...
The paintings are not currently for sale as they are for my own personal development.
Other exhibitions coming up:
30th March - 22nd April - Court Barn Spring Exhibition, Chipping Campden
18th - 27th May - Open Studio for Oxfordshire Artweeks
For Alexandra Buckle, inspiration comes from countryside walks. She captures the light, shadow and colour of her favourite scenery as hand printed reduction linocuts.This relief printing technique involves cutting and printing several layers of colour from the same block of lino in order to build up an image. Mistakes cannot be rectified and the block is destroyed in the process.
Alexandra has been a full time professional printmaker since 2012, creating a studio at her home in Bicester to enable her to develop her skills to the highest standards. This space is also used to teach her regular private lino printing workshops to novices and professionals alike.
Alexandra often teaches group workshops at other venues including Claydon Gallery.
Her work is popular on the Artfinder website, where she has sold over 450 works internationally in four years. Alexandra’s linocuts have twice been hung in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Society of Women Artists exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. She is a founder member of the Buckinghamshire Craft Guild, based in Stoke Mandeville.