Beth who created this beautiful lino print is a good friend of mine and she made this print to celebrate her parents 60th birthdays and the 30+ years they have dedicated to Organic farming. Their hard work, patience and exemplary kindness towards their animals, wildlife and the land has paid off in things richer than any gold, acres of certified species rich meadowlands, rich fertile herbal lays, towering oak trees, rare species of wild orchids, (over 300 last summer!) butterflies and the happiest, healthiest animals.
Beth’s dad is a talented photographer so she was able to use his beautiful images as reference to crest this print, featuring the ‘reason we bought this farm’ oak tree, and a selection of the best specimen wild flowers and grasses found in their meadows.
Handprinted simply with a wooden spoon and a lot of time, from a handcarved Lino block, which itself took 18 hours plus of carving. Printed in black ink onto handmade natural Nepalese Lakota paper, a fine, delicate paper with visible flecks, texture and fibres in a soft warm biscuit colour.
Each print measures 297 x 420mm (approximately) which is a standard A3, due to the nature of this handmade paper please allow a tolerance of 1-3cm. Beth recommends having her prints framed on a floating mount to reveal the unique hand torn edges of the paper. You can also use magnetic poster hangers like the ones in this photo.