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Studio News - May 2020

The past few weeks have been about acceptance and how to adapt to that change.

8 May would have been the start of the York Printmakers 'Imprints' exhibition at the Inspired By... gallery in North York Moors Centre, Danby. Personally, I'd been working on 8 new designs since last June.

Covid-19 has shifted my focus to mainly learning new skills. Video editing for my online workshops being one! So some prints are still waiting to be finished. I'm delighted to share the first of my new North York Moors series with you...

See how it's made… My new Lealholm linocut print

A step by step blog about how I made my new Lealholm linocut print. The linocut design is a multi block 5 colour print. The inspiration comes from a day cycling in the Esk Valley, North York Moors.

Nidderdale, Yorkshire, linocut print
'Lealholm', Esk Valley, linocut print

A step by step blog about how I made my new Lealholm linocut print. The linocut design is a multi block 5 colour print. The inspiration comes from  a day cycling in the Esk Valley, North York Moors.

See more in my How I made my Lealholm, Esk Valley linocut print blog.

Get Inspired - Esk Valley, North York Moors

Last June I spent 2 days gathering inspiration for a series of new linocut prints for the NYM exhibition. See more in my Two days cycling in the Esk Valley, North York Moors blog.

New 'Towards Roseberry' linocut print

Inspired by walks up to Roseberry Topping, from the Captain Cook's Monument side. I have a fascination with this lone tree.

See more photos of the process on my Towards Roseberry printmaking page.

My online shop gets a makeover

Firstly I've improved postage options and made a specific delivery information page.

Deliveries available by bike, pick up from my studio and post.

I've also started to add lifestyle photography to each product, to give a sense of scale too.

Every little helps. Please do spread the word.

See my online shop.

What do you think?

Can you spare some time to give me some feedback? Get in touch.

Swallows & wrens back in stock

Each linocut prints fits into a standard size frame. £20 each.

Other designs available. See my online shop.

Which other birds would you like to see?

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In case you missed it....

Studio Diary - Virtual York Open Studios

I’ve been teaching myself film editing, so that I can do it for my online workshops. This is my short virtual studio tour. I'm still learning. Feedback is very welcome.

See more in my Virtual York Open Studios 2020 blog.

Get Creative - Online workshops

They’re taking a bit longer than I’d hoped, as I’ve got a lot to learn and a lot to do. I want to make courses that really do reach you how to carve lino. Not just as entertainment.

I’ve hung up some previous student work to spur me along.

I hope to launch in June. Thank you for your patience.

Self Care - Michelle’s garden diary

Life in lockdown had been mainly about learning new skills and working toward eaking out a living.

I do make sure I spend a bit of time in my garden each day. This is my sunny patch where I sit in the sun's early morning rays listening to birdsong.

I’m missing my spring inspiration trips, so I’ve camped in my garden twice. It’s been heaven listening to dawn chorus.

I’ve taken hundreds of photos too. Been a bit obsessed by watching my peony bloom.

See more in my Michelle's Garden Diary blog.

Michelle's garden tour

Dawn Chorus in Yorkshire

Let me know what you think...

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About the author

Michelle Hughes is a North Yorkshire landscape artist. Much of her work depicts the Yorkshire landscape and Yorkshire coast, including the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.

Michelle loves exploring the British countryside by bike or on foot, camera in hand, capturing ideas for her next linocut prints. Back in her garden studio, Michelle creates simple but stylised silhouettes based on her photographs, and hand carves these shapes into lino. She hand prints with an etching press, using oil-based inks to create tonal blocks of colour.

Michelle’s original linocut prints are limited editions.

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