I discovered lino printing in the spring of 2015. I work in London and run a small but successful digital agency with my business partner. I love the challenges and new skills my business brings me, but as the team has grown I have found myself further and further away from being on the coal face of creativity in the studio. Having gone through art school and worked as a freelance illustrator in the past, I have a creative itch that needs to be regularly scratched, and in my search to find a way to relax in my spare time I stumbled upon linocut prints and lino printing.
Even though the world is becoming more and more digital, I’m still passionate about arts and crafts, and people that use their hands to create amazing objects and works of art. I decided to setup Draw Cut Ink Press in order to promote the craft of linocut printing, through blog posts and articles about the technique, materials, inspirations, and history of lino prints. Most of all, I hope to support and encourage a community of linocut printers. I’ll share my successes and my failures, and welcome anybody’s thoughts, input, questions and/or suggestions along the way. The aim is to create a resource that helps anybody who wants to give lino printing a try.
Draw Cut Ink Press will encourage creativity and promote linocut, block and relief printing to anyone who wants to pick up the tools and start carving. Having a creative outlet improves your mental health, problem solving ability, sense of satisfaction, accomplishment and ultimately gives you something you can hang on the wall and say “I made that!” Whether you are into still life, figurative, landscapes or caricature it doesn’t matter, as long as you have fun doing it. So turn off the TV, stick on a record and start carving your first print today.