Night owl


Original linocut "Night owl", (dedicated to all "night owls" out there - I used to be one before I had my girl :) 

Designed (as all of my linocuts) by myself, carved on linoleum and handprinted with highly-pigmented oil-based ink on a selection of premium printmaking papers.



This design was inspired by my love of "Arts and Crafts" and "Art Nouveau" movements in general,  and my admiration for the work of Russian illustrator Ivan Bilibin (1876 - 1942), in particular. Bilibin used illustrative borders throughout most of his book illustrations and I tried to design my own border for this linocut.


This is a very small limited edition of 30.  There will also be a separate handcoloured edition, to be released shortly.



Image size 30x20 cm, paper size appr 30x40cm.

Hand-torn edges so can be framed mounted or unmounted (with exposed edges). 

The following options are available ( please note that I have a very limited amount of Japanese handmade colour paper which is now being discontinued so will only be able to make 4-5 prints of each shade of green):



1. Copper ink on Zerkall paper
2. Burnt amber ink on Kitakata paper

3. Burnt amber ink on japanese handmade paper in cool green) 
3.Burnt amber ink on japanese handmade paper in lime green)

Numbered and signed by the artist (me🙂)

Because the image is inked and printed by hand there may be slight variations in tone and colour. The coloured japanese papers have a very rustic look with visible fibres. Please also note that the handmade japanese paper can potentially fade with time if exposed to the bright sunshine so please don't hang your frame in the sun.


Will be shipped flat in a protective envelop, carefully wrapped in acid-free tissue and sandwiched between sheets of cardboard  to ensure safe delivery.  

I'll ship worldwide, please get in touch if your country is not listed at the checkout.

Sold unframed.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions. 

Night owl