Hand produced linocut by Diana Ashdown.
Variable edition of 30 (each piece is hand-coloured so will vary). Hand numbered and signed by the artist. Supplied mounted (unframed).
Image size approximately: 25cm (h) x 18cm (w). Outer mount size approximately: 30cm x 39cm.
About Diana Ashdown
Diana studied fine art painting in the mid 1970s at Amersham College of Art, mainly painting and life drawing, with some lithography printing which was taught by Henry Trivick.
After gaining the Bucks Diploma in Art and Design with distinction and whilst working as an art technician Diana began exhibiting her work. Becoming interested in other forms of printmaking she began experimenting with screen printing, etching, collographs and lino cuts.
Diana has accepted commissions for wall murals, designs for graphic projects, T–shirts and soft furnishing. Her work is in private collections in Holland, France, Australia and England. She has taught basic screen printing and other crafts. Her work is regularly exhibited at Obsidian Art.
Diana’s prints are original works of art; designed and cut, using a lino process she has devised and printed in her studio, on an H Rochat etching press, a limited series edition, as she adds colours with rollers (colours may change slightly).
I work in a variety of media and print principally lino, collograph, monoprint, monotype, acrylic, mixed media and watercolour. Subject matter reflects my interest in nature, landscape, garden and architectural settings.
Colour, texture, pattern and line are all significant elements in my work and together they combine to produce pieces that are stunning and uplifting in their impact.
I have devised an unusual intaglio method for printing fine lines and textures in vinyl. People are amazed when they realize my prints are not etchings, which is what they look like at first glance.
My larger more complex pieces take weeks to cut and about an hour to complete the inking process, plates have to be re-inked after each time they are printed as all the colour gets picked up by the paper, at the end of a printing day I may consider none of the prints good enough to exhibit.