Limited edition of 19 prints.
Actual print size 14.5 x 19cm
Unmounted print paper size approx 21 x 24cm
Mounted print size 27 x 35cm (To fit in a standard 11” x 14” frame)
A handmade limited edition linocut print of Exmoor ponies grazing wild on Selworthy Beacon near Minehead, Somerset.
Selworthy Ponies is a jigsaw/key block linocut printed in two stages. The first lino is what is known as a jigsaw linocut where the lino is cut into different pieces which are inked and re-assembled before being put through the hand press. The second lino carries all the detail which I carved into the plate.
The ponies in the print are Exmoor ponies, they are wild grazing on Selworthy Beacon in Somerset which lies within the boundaries of Exmoor National Park. It reflects a blustery wild day with big skies, intermittent rain and splashes of sun, typical English weather! I worked with horses for many years and as yet have found no other animal that matches the sense of peace that they do. The hills, the ponies and despite the big skies and windy day there was underneath it all an overwhelming sense of peace. If you don’t know the poem ‘The Horse’ by Ronald Duncan then maybe check it out, I think he sums them up beautifully.
The inks used for this print are Aqua-Linoldruck Schmincke inks which have high lightfast properties.
The paper is Daler-Rowney Canford paper 150gsm.
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 screen to the print.
Free Postage in the UK is included in the price of all the prints. For delivery to the EU and ROW please contact me for a quote.
Sending Your Prints
Unmounted Prints – smaller prints are sent in a flat, card backed envelope or in a 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.
Postage is first class Royal Mail unless otherwise agreed in advance.