Hi, I’m Arthur. I’m an artist and my creative work over the years has spanned sculpture, painting, etching and drawing as well as illustration. I’m now focusing on lino-cutting and print-making.
As a county art and design adviser, my art packs supported the study of artists across many cultures, and explored the stories and meaning in art. I’ve run art tours for teachers in Europe and published city art guides to accompany them.
I live in the Cotswolds, England with my wife, Kate, plus Louis the Labrador and two cats.
I’ve been prolific this summer, lost for hours in the work – as you can see from the piles of prints behind me!
I use specially made Japanese paper for the prints, and I have this special tool kit for lino-cutting.
If you’re interested in purchasing any particular prints or discussing a custom print, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s how I work from an idea to finished print.
First I make small sketches and take photos.
Then I do detailed drawing directly on the lino.
Then I refine the drawing with a fibre top pen.
I cut away the grey lino to reveal the black design.
After placing the paper on the inked lino block, the print is taken by burnishing the back of the paper with a spoon that works as a press.
The final print is complete. View my portfolio here.
You can follow my work on Instagram.com/arthur_j_penn