Sue McLaren

I have had a life long involvement in Printmaking and since leaving full time teaching in 2011 I have been an apprentice, learning the craft of letterpress printing.

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There are many of us,  world wide, engaged in the revival of this discipline loved for its history and tradition and valued for the time, care and effort the method involves.

Over the past five years I have created a body of work including several books illustrated with linocut prints also drawing on a traditional relief printing technique. The use of simple black and white reflects my love and appreciation for monochrome and its ability to evoke drama and the ‘dark side’.


The books have allowed me to bring together my love of print and text. I have recently established my own press: Verso Press and I am continuing my apprenticeship as a ‘journeyman compositor’.
I hope the work can raise funds for the NHS.