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MEGALILY DESIGN

PRINTMAKING & PAINTING

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linocut Printmaking and Painting that is MegaLilyDesign

I work solo from my tiny studio in East Sussex. Inspired mainly by the natural world I produce original Linocut Prints, all hand pulled without a press. I work mainly in single block prints using the carving itself to express the image. Occasionally I produce reduction prints in very limited editions.

Linocut Printing now forms the basis of my practice, however,  I do paint a small number of watercolour and acrylic paintings.

 
 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

I am a mostly self taught artist and printmaker from East Sussex. I have always enjoyed the creative arts and over the last few years have honed my skills with a mixture of formal and informal training in fine art painting and relief printmaking. I most love trying to expand my skills and explore new ways of working with tools and techniques to create my own style of work. Currently my practice is part time around other work - one day I hope to be able to achieve my ambition to print and paint full time!

Available work can be seen and purchased online through Folksy and in person at my little "Shop in a Shed" at Cobblestone Walk in Steyning. I am there on most Saturdays, and on variable weekdays. Please contact me below to check openings, particularly if you are travelling a distance.

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"Delicate World" - my original limited edition linocut print was shortlisted this year for the Royal Academy Summer (Winter) Exhibition. Unfortunately not selected for the final exhibition but so delighted to have made it to the shortlist from 18,000 entries. This hand pulled print is created using oil based ink on 70gsm Japanese Awagami paper. 

Little did I know how 2020 would evolve as I carved this block in early January. Seems all the more poignant now, as I am reminded how delicate our world really is.

Alex

 

"High Street Still Life 2" is an original still life painting which was exhibited in the Association of Sussex Artists 2019 Summer Exhibition. It is now in private ownership.

Alex

 
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PAINTING IN PROGRESS

TAKE A LOOK AT WORK UNDERWAY...

My latest inspiration for painting is the beautiful Honesty seedheads that I have just harvested. The theme of honesty and integrity are currently at the forefront of our minds at these times of uncertainty. The ethereal Honesty is beginning to evolve and will hopefully become a series of works as I explore further....

 

HONESTY AND SINGING BOWL I

A still life painting in Acrylics on Linen board. First sketches underway...

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 A little colour to the sketch.....

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Adding more depth and tones to the painting....

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GET IN TOUCH

Unit K, Cobblestone Walk, 74 High Street, Steyning, West Sussex. England. BN44 3RD

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