Alexandra Buckle

Joined Artfinder: Nov. 2014

Artworks for sale: 219

(277)

United Kingdom

About Alexandra Buckle

 
 
  • Biography

    I am inspired by countryside walks and the changes in weather and season upon the landscape. I translate my scenic discoveries into colourful linocuts using the reduction method. This involves repeatedly cutting and printing from the same block of lino in order to layer up an image. The whole edition of prints must be created together as the block is destroyed in the process.

    Themes for my work include woodlands and trees, water and reflections and flowers and more recently a trip to Japan. My work is impressionistic in style; I aim for colour, contrast, depth and detail. 

    I work from a simple printmaking studio I created at my home in Oxfordshire, where I also teach lino privately. I regularly run larger linocutting workshops at other local venues too. I am a founder member of the Buckinghamshire Craft Guild and my linocuts have been displayed at the Royal Academy, the Bankside Gallery and Mall Galleries in London.

    I have been focussed solely on printmaking since 2012, although more recently I have enjoyed returning to painting. I anticipate that I will continue to practise both the printmaking and the painting in tandem for a while, to see where it takes me.

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  • Education

    2001 - 2004

    Staffordshire University

    1999 - 2001

    Oxford Brookes University

  • Upcoming Events

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    Event: The Great Print Exhibition 5

    Dates: Dec. 6, 2019 - March 8, 2020

    Venue: Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria

    Printmaking exhibition featuring over 80 artists and more than 500 artworks.

    Event: The Master's Relief

    Dates: Nov. 13, 2019 - Nov. 24, 2019

    Venue: Bankside Gallery, London

    Curated printmaking exhibition by the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, focussing on relief printing.

    Event: Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

    Dates: Nov. 6, 2019 - Nov. 10, 2019

    Venue: Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London

    Curated print fair featuring over 500 artists housed at the Royal Woolwich Arsenal.

    Event: #50prints2017 Solo Exhibition

    Dates: March 10, 2018 - March 25, 2018

    Venue: The Stables at Claydon Estate, The Stables, The Courtyard, Claydon Estate, Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire MK18 2EX

    At the beginning of 2017, linocut artist Alexandra Buckle challenged herself to create 50 prints throughout the year. A few months into the year the decision was taken to plan a Solo Exhibition, early in 2018, of the entire year's work. Some of this year's prints have proved very popular so it has been necessary to hold a few back for the exhibition. This will likely be the only chance to see the entire collection together!

    You can check Alexandra's progress with her challenge on social media using the hashtag #50prints2017 or by visiting the blog on her website.

    Event: Society of Women Artists 154th Annual Exhibition

    Dates: June 5, 2015 - June 13, 2015

    Venue: The Mall Galleries, London

    I have two linocuts selected for this prestigious annual exhibition.

    Event: Society of Women Artists 153rd Annual Exhibition

    Dates: June 25, 2014 - July 5, 2014

    Venue: The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1A 2BJ

    Open submission exhibition

    Event: Summer Exhibition

    Dates: Aug. 1, 2012 - Aug. 1, 2012

    Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, Picadilly, London

    The largest open submission exhibition in the world

    Event: Summer Exhibition

    Dates: June 7, 2011 - Aug. 10, 2011

    Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, Picadilly, London

    Largest open submission exhibition in the world

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Education

2001 - 2004

Staffordshire University

1999 - 2001

Oxford Brookes University


There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: The Great Print Exhibition 5

Dates: Dec. 6, 2019 - March 8, 2020

Venue: Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria

Printmaking exhibition featuring over 80 artists and more than 500 artworks.

Event: The Master's Relief

Dates: Nov. 13, 2019 - Nov. 24, 2019

Venue: Bankside Gallery, London

Curated printmaking exhibition by the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, focussing on relief printing.

Event: Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

Dates: Nov. 6, 2019 - Nov. 10, 2019

Venue: Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London

Curated print fair featuring over 500 artists housed at the Royal Woolwich Arsenal.

Event: #50prints2017 Solo Exhibition

Dates: March 10, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Venue: The Stables at Claydon Estate, The Stables, The Courtyard, Claydon Estate, Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire MK18 2EX

At the beginning of 2017, linocut artist Alexandra Buckle challenged herself to create 50 prints throughout the year. A few months into the year the decision was taken to plan a Solo Exhibition, early in 2018, of the entire year's work. Some of this year's prints have proved very popular so it has been necessary to hold a few back for the exhibition. This will likely be the only chance to see the entire collection together!

You can check Alexandra's progress with her challenge on social media using the hashtag #50prints2017 or by visiting the blog on her website.

Event: Society of Women Artists 154th Annual Exhibition

Dates: June 5, 2015 - June 13, 2015

Venue: The Mall Galleries, London

I have two linocuts selected for this prestigious annual exhibition.

Event: Society of Women Artists 153rd Annual Exhibition

Dates: June 25, 2014 - July 5, 2014

Venue: The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1A 2BJ

Open submission exhibition

Event: Summer Exhibition

Dates: Aug. 1, 2012 - Aug. 1, 2012

Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, Picadilly, London

The largest open submission exhibition in the world

Event: Summer Exhibition

Dates: June 7, 2011 - Aug. 10, 2011

Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, Picadilly, London

Largest open submission exhibition in the world


 

Biography

I am inspired by countryside walks and the changes in weather and season upon the landscape. I translate my scenic discoveries into colourful linocuts using the reduction method. This involves repeatedly cutting and printing from the same block of lino in order to layer up an image. The whole edition of prints must be created together as the block is destroyed in the process.

Themes for my work include woodlands and trees, water and reflections and flowers and more recently a trip to Japan. My work is impressionistic in style; I aim for colour, contrast, depth and detail. 

I work from a simple printmaking studio I created at my home in Oxfordshire, where I also teach lino privately. I regularly run larger linocutting workshops at other local venues too. I am a founder member of the Buckinghamshire Craft Guild and my linocuts have been displayed at the Royal Academy, the Bankside Gallery and Mall Galleries in London.

I have been focussed solely on printmaking since 2012, although more recently I have enjoyed returning to painting. I anticipate that I will continue to practise both the printmaking and the painting in tandem for a while, to see where it takes me.