By trade I am a neuroscientist and spent 15 successful years doing neuroscience research. However, I fell in love with linocut printmaking the very first time I picked up gouge, ink, and roller. I am entirely self-taught and practice in my home-studio in Quebec, Canada. And although progress in my journey to becoming a printmaking artist feels at times unbearably slow while raising two young children, I try to enjoy every step along the way.
Currently, my work has been focused on exploring elements of traditional Japanese woodblock printing, which often deploys multiple layers of minimal colour providing a transparency to the print that I am very drawn to. Using linocut, I am exploring how multiple transparent layers of ink add nuance and depth to landscapes and portraits. In addition, I am exploring techniques that allow for a more fluid and painterly print, thereby contrasting the traditional appearance of relief printmaking.
Laura Boswell Printmaker has been very inspirational for me and my work. She provides a wealth of information and many tutorials on her website and youtube channel.
A great source of inspiration and knowledge regarding everything linocut provides the facebook group Linocut Friends where linocut enthusiasts share their art and ask questions.