Carol Lander from Penzance must be one of this country’s leading exponents of the art of linocut printmaking. From reduction and multiblock prints she evokes the wonderful tones and shapes of our landscapes by producing crisp multi- layered prints.
Having always wanted to be an artist it took the trauma of the necessity and receiving of a kidney transplant 21 years ago to bounce her into turning her aspirations into reality. She started at home using the back of a spoon to apply the pressure necessary to achieve a good print before she earned enough to purchase a proper press.
Nowadays she completes far more sophisticated images as each print can go through the press up to fifteen times to achieve the wonderful build up of colours that make her pictures so special. She and her partner, Patrick, spend hours walking the Cornish landscape enjoying the ever changing scenes and weather!
A selection of her new prints along with some of her old favourites are being featured at The Alverton Gallery during the month of April. Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30 to 5 barring bank holidays.
More about Carol:
I was born in Kent but Cornwall is my spiritual home. I always knew I would be an artist, though it has taken a long time getting there! I left school, married and had my daughter early; life had other plans. But Cornwall makes artists, particularly St Ives, and whatever I found myself doing the light and the landscape got to me. And so I became an artist. I make my multi-coloured linoprints in my studio at home, and live happily with my partner. My lovely daughter is nearby.