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Linocut prints by Jonathan Blackmore

I am a linocut printmaker, based in Wells, Somerset and Devon. My prints are often inspired by the local medieval architecture and by the local landscape.

I studied Fine Art at Somerset College of Arts and Technology (1979) and a BA Honours degree in Fine Art at Wolverhampton University (1982).

All my prints are hand-made. I often use the reduction method for my colour prints, cutting away more lino, from a single block, for each successive colour. I find lino an exciting medium, each cut is a commitment, the anticipation builds as each layer is revealed. Making my prints by hand creates slight variations, so that every print is unique.

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I am a member of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen and my work can be seen at the Guild gallery, at 23a Broad Street, Wells. I run linocut printmaking workshops at the Guild and elsewhere. I can run a workshop at your chosen location, contact me for more details.