About Me

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Reduction linocut printmaker

Since moving to Bicester in 2012 I have been able to set up a basic studio at home to practice and improve my reduction linocut technique. I also use this space to teach linocutting privately. Linocutting is a relief printing technique where areas are carved from a block with gouges, the surface of the block is then inked up and an impression is taken. Reduction linocut is a technique which enables a multi-coloured impression to be built up in layers. It is a perfect medium for me as it requires logical thinking and accuracy, whilst giving me opportunity to fully explore colour. I tend to approach my work in a painterly way as I have done a lot of painting in the past.

Inspiration


Many of my linocuts are woodland themed. I enjoy walking my dog in the woods and I find them a constant source of inspiration. I often go to Stoke Wood managed by the Woodland Trust or more recently Evenley Wood Garden. I also enjoy watery scenes, summer fields and flowers as themes for my linocuts. A favourite local place to source good reflections in St James's lake in Brackley. I am also lucky to have several great National Trust gardens nearby, Stowe, Waddesdon and Claydon. The majority of my work is inspired by places local to me, unless I have been lucky enough to get away on holiday. Generally I'm attracted by any scene with an interesting combination of colours or dramatic light. 

I can show you how...

I have been teaching lino from my home studio since 2013 and I've see all sorts of people. Some haven't picked up a pencil in 40 years and need encouragement, others are arty already and want to try out a technique that is new to them, and some have plenty of linocutting experience already and want to focus on something specific. All seem to leave happy, which is always pleasing! I am also offering a few group workshops dates with Claydon Gallery this year. If you are interested in knowing more about my private or group workshops, see Lino Printing Classes.

Shop online for my work


I now have a Paypal shop on my own website! See all my work, past and present in the Artwork Gallery and Shop
I also sell on Artfinder <- use this link for a discount on your first purchase
And you can purchase my greetings cards directly from Love From the Artist though I do have a few packs you can purchase here too.


Find me on social media and keep in touch

I am @alexandra.buckle on Instagram This is the platform I am most active on. I tend to share in progress work, photos of scenes that inspire me, the odd selfie... 
I am @AlexandraBuckleArt on facebook
And @AlexandraBuckle on Twitter
I am also trying to take more video content for my You Tube channel
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