Hand-made prints, using lino and a set of sharp knives.
When and how did you become an artist?
My first lino-print, I made in school. I cut myself a lot and wasn’t happy with the result. So, I blamed the lino. Many years later I saw some fabulous lino-prints in an exhibition. Realizing, that it wasn’t the lino’s fault, I bought a set of sharp knives and gave it another go.
Who or what are your inspirations and why?
My main interest are portraits, quite often musicians, as I like the strong contrast the stage light creates. I usually start with a photograph, which I rework and simplify until I get the essence. I like the way this manual process transforms an everyday snapshot, taken within a fraction of a second, into a unique piece of art.
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