Take a look what I bought myself today.
I treated myself an original art work by friend and fellow artist Grace Garton.
Well what can I say about Grace, I think this very creative woman is just wonderful and I am so proud to be able to call her friend .
I first met Grace and her man Pig at one of the first markets I ever attended in Hobart as Ruby Victoria letterpress but before that I would admire Graces sweet & extremely beautiful made bunnys and elephants in a little shop in the middle of Hobart where we both had our work for sale .
Right from the start we became friends and my admiration of her work had continued to grow as she has created more and more different kinds of wonderful thing.
I have particularly fallen in love with her collage paintings.she is a marvel truely the amount of work that goes in to these works is truely breath taking and the end product is even more so, that I decided purchase my very first Grace Garton original today and I am thrilled & I cant help but think I have gotten in just at the right time with her work selling like hot cakes and galleries throughout Australia clambering to hang her works
please check grace out at her etsy and her blog
Welcome to Ruby Victoria Letterpress & printmaking
Here you will find photos of all my original hand carved linocut prints and letterpress printing.
A commercial printer by trade a printmaker by choice.
I specialize in original handcarved lino block prints with a bit of letterpress thrown in for good measure.
All printed on antique printing machines with that unmistakable bite into the paper that you can only get with letterpress printing
The work that I do is not created on a computer everything is hand drawn then hand carved out of lino then printed one impression at a time on my tabletop letterpress machine
I do not use polymer which limits me somewhat in regards to type but I love to use traditional methods in my printing that involve handset type and hand carved designs and I think this is what make my work totally Original and Unique to what other people are doing right now and it also meaning everything I make is an original work of art
I love what I do and love to share it with others that are interested