Christmas Blue Magpie – Artist Profile: Alix Almond

Nature and wildlife around Alix, especially feathered friends, inspire her to create contemporary linocuts and detailed drawings, focusing on the detail, pattern and texture that can be found within their feathers, fur and skin while engaging with the character of the creature.

Primarily a self-taught linocut printmaker, Alix makes a variety of single colour, multi-block and reduction linocut prints (a mixture of limited and open edition print runs) and aims to be as environmentally conscious as possible within the materials and processes she uses. She works from home and prints in her kitchen using a spoon as a brayer to transfer the image to paper, enjoying the close connection that printing with a spoon gives her to the images that she is creating.

She also enjoys blogging the process behind making her linocut prints and drawings which can be found on her website along with further images of her work and commissions she has undertaken. Alix also teaches linocut printmaking workshops around Warwickshire and is a founder member of Coventry Printmakers.

Alix will be at the market on Saturday only

www.alixalmond.com

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