Thursday, 14 January 2016


I'm hoping that the Christmas holidays have been kind to you all, and the new year brings you all peace and good health. I've been hibernating a little, as the winter months final delivers the cold weather and dark nights. To lift my mood, I've been settling down, in the warm to create my own splash of colour and  thoughts of Spring and Summer. Hand tinting these little postcard butterflies, each one a little different from the next, and of course, a large dose of creative license with the markings and colours! 
Being able to create, however small or delicate creates a great sense of joy! Happy New year to you all, and here's to a creative and productive 2016!  Amanda x 

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Florabunda Vinyl Prints

Using a lovely new batch of vinyl, this print has been a joy to cut. I've been tempted to add a little colour by hand tinting the prints, but decided to keep a modern, fresh feel by sticking with the black and white scheme. 
Florabunda is now available on both Etsy and Folksy as part of a limited edition of 50 prints. 

Sunday, 13 September 2015


For a any months I have been troubled by the plight of the Refugee Crisis hitting Europe, and although we have all donated and campaigned, I was delighted when I heard about the ArtworksForAid project.  Set up a week ago by illustrator Nina Tara, ArtworksForAid has already gained momentum and already has 50+ contributors on board. All artwork will be auctioned off via the website and funds sent to aid the refugee crisis. So this little print will be winging it's way to the site-a limited edition of 5 prints. For more information on ArtworksforAid and how you can get involved can be found on the website: 

Saturday, 12 September 2015


Celebrating the end of Summer and the beginning of the Autumn with this simple block print. Part of a small edition run of 50 prints.


After a very long summer break, and a much needed holiday to the beautiful west coast of Scotland, it been reassuringly good to be printing again. 
I was given some beautiful handmade Indian paper recently and decide to create some prints to that would enhance the natural fibres of the paper. 
As you may know, I am a little obsessed with the peacock, such beautiful birds, that work so well within a design. Amanda x

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The Walk

Another little print using the new soft cut Lino. This time allowing a more sketchy feel to the lines. hand tinted again for a splash of colour to the pheasant and field.

Wild Garlic

Wild Garlic Lino print

Thank you to everyone for suggesting less painful methods of cutting lino, I have been on the lookout for some softer medium, but by chance came across a small piece of soft cut lino in my local art shop. 
It works very well, although it cuts in a very different manner to traditional lino.  I decided to go for a simple approach,  A simple print, in black and white, hand tinted with watercolour to add a little colour. 
I drew inspiration for an experimental print with a recent foraging trip for some wild garlic. Slightly late in the season. the garlic had started to produce wonderful seed heads, rather than the distinctive white flowers. The smell in the kitchen was wonderful along with the smell of some freshly cut rosemary from the garden!