I am a Broadstairs-based printmaker – producing hand-carved, hand-printed illustrations and limited edition prints using the deceptively simple medium of linocut.
My heritage, and chief inspiration for initially picking up a lino-cutting tool, lies in the (ex) coal mining communities of the Rhondda Valleys, South Wales.
As well as industry, my other areas of interest are tradition (the stranger, the better), eccentricity, tribalism, exploration, folklore and palaeontology. Living on the Kent coast – with its heady mix of seaside towns, folk festivals, history and colourful characters – provides me with a plentiful supply of subject matter.
By finding new and interesting avenues for my work I hope to help elevate linocut as a thought-provoking contemporary art form.
To See more of Ieuan’s work visit www.blackgoldpress.co.uk