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Marks linocuts are going to be in Brantwood House, Coniston, home of John Ruskin in a solo exhibition in the Studio starting March 30th and running until June 2nd. Join Mark for a private view on April 11th at 6.30 – 8.00pm
Marks linocuts are also going to be shown in Appleby in the Courtyard Gallery as part of a Spring Print exhibition featuring well know Printmakers. Starts Monday 25th March
Packed up and ready to go! This great event starts Friday 9th November 10.00. Can’t wait to see all the other great work. https://www.rheged.com/event/the-great-print-exhibition-2018/
Marks on a tight deadline to get some more linocuts ready for next years submissions to exhibitions. As just one linocut edition can take 6 – 8 weeks to print its a race against time and a lot of hard work for Mark.
We’ve added a few pictures to show how Mark goes about producing them, together with a brief description.
Mark starts by drawing a sketch, carefully planning the colours as a series of colours over lapping each other, starting with the palest. He then begins to cut, using sharp tools, to carve away the parts of the block (wood or lino) that he does not want to receive the ink.
The raised parts of the block are inked, then a sheet of paper is placed over the block. The block is then run through a press. The cutting and inking process is repeated over and over again with each colour.
Mark may also use several reductions in lino and in wood, the blocks may have ink removed by rubbing with rags or paper, and graduations of colour may be created using very large rollers. All this opportunity for variation means that each and every print is slightly different and a unique piece of artwork in its own right.
It’s that time of year again. Mark is getting ready for his annual solo exhibition in the Garth Suite at the Pennington Hotel in Ravenglass.
We’ll be getting the boards up and the lights out and then spend hours deciding where we should hang each picture!
Mark has some great new linocuts and many new oil paintings. We’ve also got some new fine art giclee prints taken from originals that have sold and also some new greeting cards.
We really hope you can join us. Dates and Times:
Open Saturday 18th August to Sunday 16th September.
Free Entry and open every day (except Mondays) 10.30 – 5.00 pm, although we will be open on Bank Holiday Monday.
Open Evening on Saturday 25th August 5.00pm onwards
Join Mark for a glass of wine and a look through his sketch books, we’ll have his old lino blocks on display and he’ll be able to talk you through some of the techniques he uses.
Tel 0777 388 6982 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.markapearce.co.uk