Ann Robertson – Artist and Illustrator

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Lino

Lino

  I have been messing about with Lino, trying to find some inspiration. On my hols last year in La Gomera I got a bit obsessed by shadows on the walls and thought I might be able to do something with them. A couple of months ago decided I had better start...

More Spanners

More Spanners

I took the spanner prints into photoshop and produced some patterns with a background I found with some interesting rings on it. I like the way it turned out and then I reversed the colours and I like that as well. It has a real feel of tools that are well used and...

Gecko Prints

Gecko Prints

I have been making unique print cards, with both a Gecko design and Guineau Fowl. I like the way that having created a plate I can ink it up however I want and print it alone or incoorporate it with other media or print elements. I look for a main element that is...

Lino Cutting – equipment

Lino Cutting – equipment

For some time I have been uncertain if I prefer the disposable lino cutters or the wooden handled tools. Most of this dilemma has been around the difficluty keeping the more traditional tools sharp. I think I have solved this problem now by using a leather strop and...

Imprint of Hill and Habitat

Imprint of Hill and Habitat

Imprint of Hill and Habitat Today - Wide Open Spaces I have been working on a new lino cut that is based on a photo I took on a cold afternoon walk in the New Year. There were families walking over the hills who were silhouetted against a cold bright sky. I decided on...

Rubber Stamps

Rubber Stamps

I have been experimenting with making Rubber Stamps, both for myself and others. The featured flower is the first one I made using a really soft material from the USA I think. I was surprised by how soft and easy to cut it was, which caught me out a bit to begin with....