For a new series, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Artfinder to showcase works by artists who we think deserve to be seen by a wider audience.
Artfinder is the online art marketplace which enables buyers to connect directly with independent artists to buy original works at affordable prices. They have over 5,000 artists from 80 countries on their books, and in this new series we’ll be selecting some of our favourites.
Our first artist is Alexandra Buckle, who creates linocut prints of the natural world which use light and colour to striking effect…
Based in Bicester, Alexandra is inspired by walking in nearby Stoke Wood, and many of her linocuts are woodland scenes. She says of her work:
I enjoy woodland walks and countryside views, marvelling at the constant changes in light, weather and season. I get excited by interesting light and shadow and engaging colour palettes, then take pleasure in translating these scenic discoveries into linocuts.
I favour the ‘reduction’ process, which involves cutting and printing each layer 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. All prints must be created at once as there is no going back to an earlier cut of the block.
As a teenager I visited a lot of art galleries on school trips. The impressionist and post-impressionist paintings were always my favourite. I greatly admired the use and application of colour. The paintings I viewed then made a huge impact on me and those experiences still influence my artistic style today.
Alexandra Buckle had lino prints selected for the 2011 and 2012 Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions and in 2014 she had two prints exhibited in the Society of Women Artists exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. She teaches lino printing at her home studio in Bicester, and larger classes and workshops at Buckingham Art School near Stowe.
Artfinder have a range of works by Alexandra available to buy at very affordable prices. Visit her Artfinder page here.