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Linocut Progressions: Kotuku, White Heron

Posted on October 29th, 2014

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Here’s the second of my latest bird linocuts, featuring one of my favourite birds (and very rare in NZ), the beautiful kotuku, or white heron. This white heron carries a banner which I imagine the giver of the card will write their own message in – “Merry Christmas”, perhaps, or even “I love you”. There […]


In Flight: II

Posted on February 27th, 2014

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I’ve finished the second lino block of my ‘In Flight’ series.  This one features the tui, an iconic endemic New Zealand bird.  Tui are a black bird with a prominent white tuft at their chin and an incredible sheen to their feathers, something that I can’t really show in a black and white print.  I’ll […]


In Flight: I

Posted on February 21st, 2014

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The first of my ‘In Flight’ series is just about finished and ready to print.  I thought I’d take you through the process I go through in designing and carving a linocut. I always start with a drawing, usually sketched from a photo.  In this case, my original drawing went off the page of my […]