With 90 of his linocut images chosen to be reproduced as Green Pebble greetings cards, the work of Norfolk-based printmaker Rob Barnes has spread far beyond his home patch of Norfolk and Suffolk. His linocut landscapes, often with a wildlife element, have provided consistently popular over the last decade. Rob’s reduction method, combined with his unique style of colour blending, makes his work very distinctive. This, the first book of his linocuts, reproduces more than 120 of his designs from the last decade, as well as showing some of the formative etchings and drawings that helped develop his style. Rob provides insights into the printmaking process.
A Fine Line not only reproduces the Norfolk and Suffolk-themed portfolio, but a large number of wildlife-based prints (hares, owls, pheasant, fox, starlings, swallows, deer), his often nostalgic take on rural life and farming, plus seascapes and coastal scenes.