Alongside a mixed show of paintings, we have set up a Print Room for all our exhibiting printmakers. Framed and unframed limited edition Lino, wood block, wood engraving, collograph & silkscreen prints available. You can select an unframed edition and use our framing service, with a wide range of mouldings, mounts and prices.

The Printmakers

Many artists, particularly painters are also printmakers. There often seems to be a natural progression. The work in this show is primarily by painters who have regularly exhibited at The Art Shop. They often produce innovative and exciting work.

Kumar Saraff – lino block prints and etchings – a painter who trained at the Royal Academy Schools

Andrea Mclean – etchings – a painter trained at The Slade and the British School at Rome

Matt Caines – wood engravings and lino block prints – a stone and wood carver who studied Fine Art and Architectural Ornament

Alexis Snell – lino block prints – after completing a Fine Art Printmaking degree at Cardiff, Alexis came here to The Art Shop on a residency and produced an amazing body of lino block prints of Abergavenny. A complete set of this limited edition are hanging in the foyer of the Angel Hotel just down the road from here. Since then Alexis has worked with poets, writers and publishers. At present she is working on a commission for the Victoria & Albert Museum after being selected from a group of artists to design and make a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ which will be cast in bronze and situated in the British Galleries. The lino block prints seen here are from an exhibition held 2 years ago at The Art Shop ‘Where the Wonderful Happens’ themed on the circus.

The late William Brown – the painter of the iconic bear, whose paintings and drawings we have been fortunate to exhibit. Here is the work of an extraordinary, playful, powerful and inventive printmaker, working in lino block, wood block and silkscreen. He originally started printmaking for his friends (poets and writers). These blocks and silk screens are now with his printmaker, Pete Williams, in Cardiff who is producing runs of William’s work in small editions. Although not signed by the artist they are authenticated with a seal. These prints are very collectable and hang so well with his paintings.

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