Shaun has always had a strong interest in illustration and all things creative. The introduction he had to printmaking at university dramatically changed his work. Printmaking, namely linocut, gave the artist’s work a new direction and an alternative way of creating illustrations.
Shaun says he enjoys the surprise element of printmaking, as ‘you never know how your image is going to turn out until it is printed.’ The artist takes inspiration for his prints from every day surroundings and objects. Of late, he has become interested in using animals as inspiration for his linocuts and tries to capture mood, emotion and personality within these.
The artist has attended a number of printmaking classes and enjoys experimenting with different printing techniques and materials.