As a member of Spring Fling I am participating in this year's Open Studios event in Dumfries and Galloway, Southwest Scotland, during the May Bank Holiday. For its biggest event yet, Spring Fling 2013 will see 93 artists and makers open their doors to the public over the weekend.
A small press, ink and a roller will be ready for any visitor to make their own print from one of my lino cuts.
Once again I am sharing Jane Blair's lovely studio in Tynron, not far from where I live. Jane paints in large, almost abstract oils, the colours and moods of the landscape and the beasts which inhabit it.
Clare Melinsky's lino-cuts in colour and black and white follow the style of traditional woodcuts. Over the last thirty years her illustrations have been used in advertising, for labels and packaging, and in editorial work for books, magazines and newspapers.
To commission an illustration from Clare Melinsky please contact Benjamin Cox at the Central Illustration Agency
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