Michelle is a freelance graphic designer and printmaker. Her linocut prints are inspired by nature; her love of gardening and the great British countryside. Her interest in 1950s textiles and ceramics also influences much of her work.
Michelle loves exploring the countryside by bike or on foot, camera in hand, capturing ideas for her next prints. Back in her garden studio, Michelle creates simple but stylised silhouettes based on her photographs, and cuts these shapes into lino. She hand prints with an etching press, using oil-based inks to create tonal blocks of colour. Michelle’s prints are limited editions.
Michelle often incorporates her hand-crafted techniques into her graphic design work.
More of Michelle’s work can be viewed at www.michellehughes.co.uk