About Alison Deegan
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I am a printmaker and have been creating lino prints since 2008. I create small editions some in monochrome and others with three or more colours using a combination of reduction and multi-block techniques. I like exploring and experimenting on different papers with oil-based inks and use my bookbinder’s nipping press as a printing press.
For me printmaking is about capturing a glancing encounter or a moment in a landscape through sketching and design, tracing and carving, blending colours and inking and finally the pressing. I love the physicality of the printing process and the transformation of the vaguest of pencil sketches into bold unambiguous mark making. My approach is organic and flexible. I rarely begin with a fixed idea of the outcome and I often edit and re-work right through to the end.