I am a printmaker and designer based in York, North Yorkshire.


I create original linocut prints inspired by nature and the great British countryside.

My linocut prints are designed, carved and hand-printed in my studio, making each one subtly unique. My work takes inspiration from my favourite views of the Yorkshire landscape, coastline and Lake District. See examples on my printmaking page.


Limited edition linocut prints and greeting cards are available to buy in my online shop.

Swaledale II, linocut print
Michelle Hughes linocutting
Michelle Hughes studio
Ennerdale Water, linocut print
Robin Hood's Bay III linocut print
Hole of Horcum linocut print
Lealholm, Esk Valley, linocut print
Michelle Hughes hand printing
Towards Roseberry, linocut print
Sutton Hoo linocut illustrations
Curlew linocut print
Staithes, Yorkshire Coast, linocut print
Workshops and online courses

I teach linocut print through my online courses and in-person workshops in my York studio. In them you'll learn how to design, carve and print your own unique linocut print. 

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Commissions and Illustrations​

I create linocut prints and hand drawn illustrations for commercial commissions. Projects have included National Trust’s Sutton Hoo, book covers and editorial illustrations.


My successful 30 year design career has provided me with the skills and knowledge I now use to work with my clients. I draw on my broad base of design skills in surface pattern design, illustration and product design, focusing them onto the unique needs of each client’s project. I am organised with an excellent track record of delivering a wide range of projects on time and to budget. Using my retail experience I research the target market and competitors to identify opportunities.​

See examples of projects on my commissions and illustrations page. ​Please get in touch if you would like to chat about any commissions work.