Winchelsea Beach in black and white, large linocut of a seaside scene, about A3


Winchelsea Beach in Black and White is the one colour version of my original linocut print of this small seaside village in East Sussex. Approximately A3 in size, so easy to frame, printed in water-based inks on quality acid-free paper.

4 in stock


Winchelsea Beach in Black and White is a linocut relief print inspired by a local seaside village which has quirky wooden houses, streams, fields of pebbles, a nature reserve and beach.

This is the black only version of my full colour linocut of this scene, and consists of a very small edition of 5 prints – because after that I altered the lino block slightly for the colour prints, carving away the sea. Printed by hand and signed by me, the artist.

The image size is just under A3 size (40cm by 29cm). It is printed on acid-free paper and will be sent with a backing board and mount so that it can easily be framed in a standard A2 size frame.

Each print in the edition is inked up and pressed individually, resulting in some slight differences between each print – making each one a unique work of art.

International deliveries may be sent rolled in a tube with protective tissue.

Though I mostly work in colour, I do admire black and white linocuts and woodcuts. I feel that this is the purest use of the medium, in many ways. On the rare occasions that a key block for a colour print would also work for a purely black and white one, I print a few black only prints as well.

Winchelsea Beach is a very small village on the coast in East Sussex between Hastings and Rye Harbour.

Though it seems to mostly consist of caravan parks and fairly bland post-war bungalows along the road, once you duck into the side streets you discover an unexpected landscape.

There is a slight air of 1970s hippiedom as you wander pebbly lanes of black wooden chalets, spread out amongst the greenery. Much of it seems reclaimed and informal. There are pools and streams brimming with life, nature reserves, wooden gateways to secret gardens, hammocks and verandahs, and sudden fields of pebbles.

And then beyond is the high sea wall and footpath along it, with the real beach below. It must be a great place for small children!

You may also be interested in my linocut of Winchelsea Beach in colour.


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