What is a monotype?

Each painting is created on a gelatine plate with paints that remain wet for an extended time. When the artwork is completed, card is laid over the top and, (if all goes well!) a single print is taken. The image can be made only once, unlike most printmaking which allows for multiple originals. At times a ‘ghost print’ is taken where the remaining paint is lifted from the plate, creating a lighter image.

This versatile method of creating art has been used through the ages with many variations from old masters such as Degas and Rembrandt to modern-day painters.

Most of my prints are A3 portrait size, approximately 30×42 cm, but look out for some which are landscape or A4 size.