I enjoy the process of printmaking, especially in woodcuts.
The characteristic, incisive marks made in the woodblocks are exciting, and in my view represent an aesthetic element of the whole.

Print-making, particularly, woodcut and lino, provides a welcome respite when a painting stops speaking to me, telling me where it wants to go next.  I get a great deal of pleasure in the practical process of producing a print:  the idea for the print is explored with drawings in my sketch book; then the chosen image is transferred to the block for the cutting.
I delight in handling the cutting tools, their bite into the wood block or lino; inking up; working the press, all in an effort to produce a satisfactory print.

For further information on commissions, my availability for exhibitions (solo, touring, or mixed), or for information about contributing poetry
to anthologies, public readings and workshops, please contact me in the first instance by email:

© All images by John Lyons 2015