I am exhibiting at Discover:Gather:Give Contemporary Arts Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon on the 1st/2nd June and 2nd/3rd November 2019
You can find more information at: www.discovergathergive.co.uk - keep an eye out for the road banners in May and June - it's my Jack Puffin on the banners!
I also teach linocut workshops around Coventry and Warwickshire. You can find up to date information on www.alixalmond.com
You can find out about my current venues and read reviews of my workshops on Craft Courses: https://www.craftcourses.com/providers/alix-almond-art
Currently there are workshop dates booked at Bonds Lifestyle in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Dates available are: Saturday 13th July and Saturday 14th September.
Alleged grown up *cough*, hoomin mummy to two terrible terriers and wife to Northern Dave, runner, mountain climber, walker, cake eater, coffee drinker, lino cutter, drawer.
Most happy when found outdoors; nature lover.
I have been making art for as long as I can remember - although my focus has shifted from sewing machine embroidery and sculptural paper pieces (my focus during my A levels and degree work - I completed a BA(QTS) Arts Hons degree at Warwick University) - to drawing and linocut. I have been lino-cutting and printing since November 2015 after I attended a course at Birmingham Printmakers. Since then I have been self-taught, as well as attending another course at the Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry.
After a change in career - I had been a primary school teacher, and for the last seven years an Assistant Headteacher in Solihull, I am currently an artist and supply teacher, as well as teaching linocut workshops. Please see www.alixalmond.com for more information.
The ethos behind my printing is to try and be as environmentally friendly as possible with the processes I use. To print I use a linseed oil based ink which can be cleaned up without the need for solvents.
I enjoy creating both monoprint and reduction linocuts (multi layered and multi coloured prints also known as a 'suicide print' as there is no going back once you have started the next layer!). My print studio is either my kitchen or back room, printing with my trusty metal spoon!
You can read all about the processes behind creating my prints in my online blog.
I am also a founder member of Coventry Printmakers - we promote 'traditional' printmakers and printmaking events in and around Coventry.