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© 2018 Leo Ponton

artist:printmaker

I'm an artist and printmaker based near the borders of Scotland and the English counties of Cumbria and Northumberland.

I translate unexpected natural and man-made abstract compositions to various print media, including relief printing (wood and lino) and mixed and intaglio methods such as collagraph and etching. I work from life, photographs and use automatic drawing to develop images.

Print editions are generally small - less than twenty prints. Some smaller etchings are editioned on a re-purposed pasta machine. Larger plates are printed on a floor standing Rochat press. Lino and wood blocks are either hand-rubbed with a wooden spoon or pressed in a car jack hydraulic press.

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