Mariann Johansen-Ellis

Mariann Johansen-Ellis

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I am a full time independent printmaker, printmaking is my great love, my works are largely figurative and colorful. I do like my prints, both linocuts and aquatint etchings to be quirky and full of humor. I love the technique of reduction printmaking, which means that most of my linocuts are short editions.
The graphic quality of black and white linocuts also really appeal to me, they way you have to tell your story in only 2 colors is a challenge I like to take on.
I also do aquatint etchings, they can be full of detail, so they complement the linocuts perfectly,

I am inspired by nature, and by the written word, I love to read and everything from poetry, to news items to my favorite books, come out in my prints. Very often I have the title in my head before I start working on the drawing.
All my prints are printed by me in my studio and are signed and numbered.



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