original linocut prints

Lisa Benson printmaker

I am an artist and printmaker living in the beautiful harbour town of Watchet nestled on the North West Somerset coast. After a career that included art projects for the youth service and a stint as the Youth Arts Co-Ordinator for South West Surrey, illustrating for a national magazine, and several years as a freelance graphic designer,  I finally discovered printmaking in 2017.


When I found printmaking something clicked, this was the artistic discipline I had been searching for all those years. It combines a carving element, a drawing and painting element, continual problem solving and  requires  precision amongst the chaos.  The thrill of pulling a print never seems to get old.  


I am hugely drawn to nature, as so many of us are. Time in relation to nature has become a recurring theme in my work as has the relationship between us and our natural surroundings. 



The Rheged Centre, Penrith ‘Great Print Nine’ exhibition. 

Heart Of The Tribe Gallery, Glastonbury, Somerset ‘Printed’ exhibition. 

Hatch Somerset ‘Death and Microwaves’ exhibition.

East Quay, Watchet ‘Out Of The Box’ exhibition. 

Albatross Print Studio, East Quay, Watchet. Somerset Art Weeks 2022.

Hatch Somerset ‘Reflections & Shadows’ exhibition.



Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2022.

Albatross Print Studio, East Quay, Watche. Somerset Art Weeks 2022.

Somerset Art Weeks 2022 ‘Eight At Old Cleeve’ exhibition. 

East Quay, Watchet: ‘Blue’



Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2021