I am an artist printmaker, creating Tree prints, wood engravings, woodcuts and Drypoint.

I have an open studio in Grizedale Forest where you can watch me at work, buy original prints, and have-a-go yourself. I also offer tree printing workshops in Schools, Festivals, and Heritage locations around the UK

Wood printing Workshop

I am offering a wood printing workshop at Hare Hill Barn, Cartmel Fell- a beautiful location. It's on Friday 7th June 2024 10-12.30 plenty of time to make a set of beautiful wood prints. £45.00

Forestry England podcast

Bex heads to Grizedale Forest in Cumbria to meet Hazel Stone and Shona Branigan about art in the nation's forests. Hear how Grizedale became the country's first forest for sculpture, what inspires artists to work in forests, and listen to the digitally manipulated sound of tree rings.

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Tree printing-connecting to trees

The first step is to create a printable surface from the rough wood. A light burn, brushed away to reveal a raised surface. I apply traditional inks- linseed oil and pigment the way they have been made for 100’s of years. The paper is laid on top of the inked surface and I begin the slow process of printing by hand. A bone folder tool so that I can reach every nuance of the surface. The paper becomes embossed with the 3D shape of the wood as well as the patterns of the different cells. Now you will be able to see -and feel with your fingers-the life of the tree.

Tree prints

All original hand burnished relief prints, some I then paint with watercolours.

  • Review

    "Really love this print that was bought as a Xmas present for my husband which I also get to enjoy. It also feels special because I have seen Shona at work and I am aware of her skill and passion. I hope the story of this Yew will continue for hundreds of years to come." Michelle P


Drypoint prints


Woodcut Prints


wood engravings


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