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Artist's statement


Michelle Hughes is a North Yorkshire landscape artist working with the printmaking method of linocut.


Her linocut prints often feature trees and pathways, luring you to walk through the landscape. Views that are often instantly recognisable or often evoke memories of time with family and friends. 


Each design is created using the multi-block linocut method. She uses oil-based inks and an etching press to hand print each of the editions. 


Michelle has a background in surface pattern design, homeware and fashion. This is evident in her use of colour and pattern. Her pared-down palette and tonal use of colour, alongside simple stylised silhouettes, convey a style akin to vintage travel posters. 


Michelle’s inspiration focuses on landscapes and nature. She enjoys walking and cycling as a way to explore and capture the essence of a place. She uses photography to document her journeys and provide references back in the studio. 


Much of her work depicts the Yorkshire landscape and Yorkshire coast, including the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.


Michelle lives and works in York, United Kingdom. She exhibits at York Open Studios, York Printmakers Print Fair and galleries. 


Her website has original linocut prints for sale and blogs explaining how her prints are made.

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