Diana Ashdown is an artist printmaker with an M.A in Printmaking from the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. She likes to explore the rich diversity of her surroundings with her vinyl/lino work and memories using etched lino, creating soft tonal qualities.
Diana says of her work, “My great delight is working lino in many different, continually evolving and experimental ways. I have used vinyl flooring for the prints below, which gives a fine, smooth print. Cutting the plates into individual pieces enables me to ink each piece differently, some intaglio and some relief.
“Using lino, I ink the intaglio layer like an etching and the relief surface with rollers, colours blend and suffuse together. Repeatedly travelling through an etching press, builds a patina of marks and traces, in part fragmented and broken, like the remains of a distant memory and in part sharply in focus, recording our personal histories and journeys, piecing fragments together to create a whole.”