original linocut prints

Apple Crumble Tree

Limited edition of 13 prints.

Actual print size approx 29.2 x 29.2cm
Unmounted print paper size approx 38 x 38.5cm


Further Info

Apple Crumble Tree is a reduction linocut print where the marks have been made using a combination of caustic etching and carving. There are five stages to this print with more lino being removed before each new colour layer was printed.

It’s all about time, lock down, sunshine, beginnings and apple crumble. You can feel the years the tree has been there by the gnarls and twists in the trunk and branches. The canopy above of fresh new leaves and delicate clean blossom are fresh new life bursting out of this old tree. Standing in the dark shadows and looking up into the canopy got me thinking about time, bad and sad times and that life and time works in cycles. All that we are in will come to pass and even when things are dark there are new times ahead.

The inks used for this print are Schmincke Aqua-Linoldruck which are water soluble inks with high lightfast properties.
The paper is Zerkall Fine Art Paper 120gsm printmaking paper. Due to the lighter nature of the paper, the weight of the inks and the pressure of the press the paper isn’t completely flat, see images.

As each print is inked and printed by hand there will be slight variations between each print, each one is in it’s own way an original.
Colours may appear slightly differently on a computer screen to the actual print.

Handmade Prints

These prints are all handmade and as such there can be slight variations in the prints in an edition, though these are very slight. It means that each print in an edition is unique and is an original in it’s own right.

Varied Editions (VE) 

Prints that are marked VE by the edition number are part of a varied edition. This means there are enough difference between the prints that they are sold by their individual number. 


Please bear in mind that although I take every care to photograph the prints as faithfully as possible there can also be variations in colour between what you view on a screen and the original print.


Postage is either First Class or First Class signed for in the UK.

Prints are sent tracked and signed for to the rest of the world.


Ordering more than one print? 

Please do contact me for a  single postage cost when purchasing multiple prints in one order.  

Sending Your Prints
Unmounted Prints

Smaller prints are sent in a flat, card backed envelopes, cardboard reinforced package or in a postal tube.

All larger unmounted prints are sent in a rigid cardboard tube to arrived safely with you. Prints sent in a tube will need to be carefully unrolled and flattened out.


Mounted Prints

Smaller mounted prints will be sent in a card backed envelope with additional padding to prevent damage. Larger mounted prints are packed between sheets of thick card and then wrapped in paper to protect them.


Framed Print  

Only available for UK delivery. Wrapped in bubble wrap and boxed. Courier delivery.

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