Orford Ness, by Penny Bhadresa. Colour linocut, 13.5 X 15cm, signed, titled and numbered 33/50 by the artist.
Reverse image of ship with lighthouse in colours; mounted, but not framed. In fine condition.
'I enjoy the versatility and immediacy of linoprinting. In its simplest form this comprises making an incised mark on the lino surface, applying ink, placing paper over the inked up area and taking a print using either a press or by rubbing with the back of a spoon. At this point when the paper is being carefully peeled back to reveal the resulting image, there is always a moment when I hold my breath in anticipation of what I will see. And that is part of the thrill of printmaking – the kind of alchemy that takes place in the actual process of printing, when the decisions I have taken in making the marks on the surface of the lino block combined with the way I have decided to apply the inks, result in a print that will either work or not. It is that element of fine judgement in the execution together with the spontaneity of applying the inks that can produce freshness and vitality in the finished linocut print.'