MEET Helen Maxfield
Helen creates limited edition linocuts from her home studio near Needham Market in Suffolk. Black and white designs have a bold, graphic quality where she enjoys the mark-making potential of the medium. Colour designs are created using the ‘reduction method’ where each colour is printed one at a time and further lino is carved away in between printing.
Her inspiration comes from sketching trips in the Suffolk countryside and along the coastline. Designs start with observational sketchbook studies and evolve through the printmaking process back in the studio. She aims to achieve images that celebrate both the beauty of the place and the natural qualities of linocut.