Fiona Horan


Working on a linocut of Herstmonceux Observatory, Sussex

I’ve been wanting to do a linocut of Herstmonceux Observatory for a while. I like astronomy and science as a topic for p

Beginning printmaking with lino: rollers and other sundries

A look at those other bits and bobs that are useful for printmaking with lino. Bench hook Bench hooks are wooden slabs that he

Beginning printmaking with lino: Carving tools

Here’s a quick look at what I’ve discovered so far by trial and error about carving tools, ink rollers (brayers, I

Beginning printmaking with lino: Materials – paper

Having looked at lino, lino substitute and printmaking inks in previous articles, here’s what I’ve learnt so far a

Beginning printmaking with lino: Materials – inks

In this article I take a look at the printer inks I’ve tried. This is not at all comprehensive, and lots of relief print

Beginning printmaking with lino: Materials – lino

Over recent years I’ve experimented with both traditional artist’s lino and various vinyl substitutes – so h

Beginning printmaking with lino

Having been printmaking using lino for some years now, I thought I would write an article about what tools and inks I’ve

Christmas Cards

I’ve adapted my recent linocut of Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex to make a Christmas card. Another couple to add to

Herstmonceux Castle final result!

I’ve now done the final version of the Herstmonceux Castle linocut in water-based inks. I like to test prints using Akua

Bluedot Festival – final prints!

So this is how the oil-based Bluedot Festival prints have turned out. There are a few variants – some with a darker tele

Bluedot Festival linocut

On my to-do list is a set of lino prints featuring some of the awesome and mysterious machines used by physicists and astronom

Festive Ice Rinks – Part One

When I first moved to London the only seasonal open air ice rink that I was aware of was the circular one near Liverpool Stree