My name is Alexandra Buckle. I have been a full time professional printmaker and artist since 2012, and I've had an interest in art, design and craft my whole life. I was previously based near Buckingham and I am now living in Bicester, Oxfordshire, where I have set up my own home printmaking studio.
I'm inspired by countryside walks and excited by light, shadow and colour. I enjoy capturing my favourite scenery as hand printed reduction linocuts. This relief printing technique involves cutting and printing several layers of colour from the same block of lino in order to build up an image. Reduction prints are sometimes referred to as suicide prints.
Visit the Linocut Gallery to see a selection of old and new work displayed by theme. To see my newer work and to see which prints are available to purchase, visit Linocuts for Sale,
I teach private lino printing classes and workshops at my home studio in Bicester. I can tailor my workshops to artists or printmakers wishing to improve their skills, or to complete beginners. Visit Lino Printing Classes for more information.
Solo Exhibition 10th - 25th March 2018
My exhibition is creeping very close. I have been very busy preparing for it, I do hope you get chance to visit as I'm putting quite a lot of effort into it. I'm planning to have over 100 pictures on display - the fifty created last year and at least another fifty of my best ever - even I have never seen so many of my pieces all in one room together!
Here is my mini exhibition flyer:
I will be manning the exhibition and demonstrating every day. About half of the work will be for sale including a selection which can be taken home on the day you visit.
I'm having a private view, if you would like to come, please get in touch.
I have a created a facebook event
. Mark yourself as 'interested' or 'going' to get event reminders. Feel free to invite you friends and likes and shares are great too!
I completed my #50prints2017 challenge!
I will be doing a Solo in March of over 100 works including my 50 prints
I shall be the first artist in the stables room at Claydon Estate Courtyard in 2018. My exhibition will begin when the Estate opens for business on March 10th.
I managed to keep Instagram updated with all 50 prints as I was creating them, I got the last two completed on New Years Eve! Try the hashtag #50prints2017 and check the dates if you need some proof :)
Facebook and twitter are a little further behind, as is my blog which I will hopefully find time to get up to date with all the prints within the next few days.
Here are my new flyer graphics:
4 group workshop dates confirmed with Claydon Gallery for 2018
To cater for greater demand for my workshops, I am offering a few dates for group workshops at Claydon Gallery this year.
The dates available are Thursday 22nd February, Thursday 12th April, Thursday 26th July and Thursday 13th September This will be a great intro into reduction printing for beginners and a chance for improvers to brush up their your skills. We will create a small run of multi-coloured prints. Eight spaces are available on each date the cost is £80. Please see Lino Printing Classes
for more information.
I'm a founder member of the brand new Buckinghamshire Craft Guild!
Designed to bring together the very best of Bucks, the Buckinghamshire Craft Guild have a permanent shop space at Layby Farm in Stoke Mandeville, near to Obsidian Art. There will be two of the artists present, demonstrating their craft while the shop is open.
The Buckinghamshire Craft Guild, Layby Farm, Old Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville, Bucks HP22 5XJ
The shop is open 10-4pm Tuesday-Sunday.
Keeping in touch
There are several ways you can keep in touch. The best way to make sure you hear about my events and news is to sign up to my mailing list. There is a box to the right to enter your details. I send emails out on average about once every month or two, but at busy times of year sometimes a little more frequently. You can unsubscribe at any time.
I also frequently update my facebook page. You can see my page feed below. Click the facebook 'Like' button to see my posts in your facebook feed. I am also now using instagram as @alexandra.buckle follow me to see work in progress, and scenes which catch my eye.
Events in 2018:
Here is a brief outline of what I have to come this year...
Solo Exhibition featuring my #50prints2017 10th - 25th March at Claydon Estate
Oxfordshire Artweeks 5th - 13th May at my studio in Bicester
Bucks Art Weeks 9th - 24th June at Claydon Gallery