original linocut prints

Grow Your Own Way

Limited edition of 19 prints. 


Actual print size approx 21.5 x 32cm 

Paper size approx 29 x 41.5cm


Further Info

A handmade original multi block linocut print by artist Lisa Benson.


Inspired by a tree on the brow of a hill just off to the right of the A39 as you drive from Watchet to Bridgewater. In my print it is captured at dawn as a new day starts while the stalks of a crop degrade in the field as a nod to the cycle of life. You can see from the lumps and bumps in the trunk, the way the branches grow out in different directions and the bend in the tree that growing has not been a straightforward process for this tree. It still grew, it kept going and when it could  it sent a branch up to the sky and created what almost looks like a tree on a tree. Every time I drive past it reminds me that life, like its own growth, is not always easy but you keep going and you grow your own way. 


Limited edition of 19 prints. 


Actual print size approx 21.5 x 32cm 

Paper size approx 29 x 41.5cm


‘Grow Your Own Way’ is a multi block linocut print. Four plates were cut out of lino and carved to print each of the layers. Two of the blocks were cut in half so that the sky and the field could be inked in different colours before printing. The final block is just the tree and the field, no sky. Although, in theory, I could make more of these prints I won’t be doing so. I may well use one or two of the blocks to print on other items such as sketchbooks or tote bags. The edition will remain limited to 19 prints.    


The inks used for this print are Caligo Safewash inks. 

The paper is Somerset Satin 250gsm printmaking paper. The edges of the paper have either hand torn or deckle edges. 



The print is wrapped in acid free tissue paper before going into a sturdy postal tube to be  posted out to you.

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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