Church in the Wood linocut, colour limited edition signed original print


An original handmade and signed linocut print of the Church in the Woods in Hastings and St Leonards. Roughly A4 in a small edition of 10.


An original handmade and signed linocut print of the Church in the Wood in St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex.

This is an edition of 10, in colour. It is a reduction print, which means one piece of lino was used and successively carved away in between each colour print. So, by the end, the lino is destroyed and no more prints can be made – so 10 is all there will ever be.

Printed with water based inks on acid-free paper by rubbing the back of the paper with a baren and a wooden spoon!

The image is just under A4 in size and is signed and editioned in pencil at the bottom by the artist. It comes ready mounted in soft white with a backing board so all you need to do is frame it and hang it on your wall! It will fit a standard 12″ x 16″ frame (30cm x 41cm – roughly A3). The frames shown in some of the photos are not included but to show how lovely it might look in your house!


This is an original handmade print, not a digital reproduction. As such, each print is likely to differ slightly from the others, each one is unique. Colours may vary slightly between prints and depending on your computer monitor.

The Church in the Wood is known officially as St. Leonard’s Church, but everyone calls it “Church in the Wood”. It was built in the 13th century for the hamlet of Hollington, outside Hastings. In the Regency period St Leonards-on-Sea was built next door to Hastings as a fashionable bathing resort, and both towns grew as tourist resorts with the arrival of the railway.

Hollington itself grew Рparticularly with postwar residential development Рand is now a large suburb of Hastings and St Leonards.

I remember the Church in the Wood from my childhood, visiting grandparents near Hollington. The woods around the church have been nibbled into in more recent years and there is now both a large and fast road cutting through the trees and an extra large Tescos.

And yet, most of the ancient woodland around the church remains, and the church is still remote and peaceful, almost lost in time, with its large churchyard disappearing into the trees.

Services are still held here on Sundays.

You may also be interested in my linocut of Wood Mouse and Wild Garlic, inspired by the flora and fauna of Hastings Country Park.


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