With a view from his studio of the countryside, Rob Barnes produces a lively range of greeting cards based on his popular linocuts.
I bought a violin in a jumble sale when I was aged fourteen. It soon became a real passion alongside my art work. I divide my time between printmaking, orchestral playing, and trying to keep our two cats away from my studio. Living half a mile from the river Yare in Norfolk, we look out across the marshes and fields. I like to use some imagination to complete my designs, rarely sticking with the original sketches. I have found that cutting lino needs an element of chance, so I leave some decisions until after I have taken the first proof of a new print.