Hi, I’m Arthur. I’m an artist and my creative work over the years has spanned sculpture, painting, etching and drawing as well as illustration. I’m now focusing on lino-cutting and print-making. I share pictures of my work on Instagram.com/arthur_j_penn
I spent many years encouraging creativity in children and teachers through my work in schools in Britain and internationally.
As a county art and design adviser, my art packs supported the study of artists across many cultures, and explored the stories and meaning in art. I’ve run art tours for teachers in Europe and published city art guides to accompany them.
If you’re interested in purchasing any particular prints or discussing a custom print, please email: email@example.com
Here’s how I work from an idea to finished print.
First I make small sketches and take photos.
Then I do detailed drawing directly on the lino.
Then I refine the drawing with a fibre top pen.
I cut away the grey lino to reveal the black design.
After placing the paper on the inked lino block, the print is taken by burnishing the back of the paper with a spoon that works as a press.
The final print is complete. View my portfolio here.
You can follow my work on Instagram.com/arthur_j_penn