Melanie Wickham is a lino printer based in Bristol. Trained as an illustrator she has been carving out lino hares, cats, spiders and otters ever since. She is currently working on progressively larger flocks of birds.
Melanie has exhibited regularly in galleries and exhibitions around the UK and has printed on many things – from lovely printmaking papers to walls, curtains and pairs of pants.
Melanie hand carves all her lino blocks from her original designs. They depict places, people, plants, animals and insects. They are all printed in limited editions, often onto Somerset Satin paper, and are hand-burnished using a boxwood burnishing tool. The inks used vary but come in many shades of black and gold.
This exhibition is in The Snug