Hi I’m Vanessa and I run inkblok from my sunny (sometimes), Brighton studio on the south coast of England.
My background is in Art, Architecture and 3D Design although I have been creating and drawing since I was a very little girl!
I love detailed drawing, pattern and typography and I hope for inkblok to become my main creative outlet for my illustrative prints and stationery.
Block prints are my favorite type of artwork to collect. My home’s living room wall is covered with a variety of block prints that I have collected over the years. It’s fun to see the differences and similarities between them. As a novice block printer myself, I know that time, thought, and talent go into every print created! Block prints are a great way to add the handmade look to your walls and are extra special as each print is a true work of art on it’s own.
While all of the art at She Rides the Lion is unique there is also a classic or vintage feel to each designs. I love the one color prints as they are bold and intricate. You will find prints and some wearable art at this shop!
The block prints at Amanda Kindregan are entirely lovable and well done. I am especially in love with the horse print. Several types of prints and paintings are available!
Melissa Kate holds the most adorable block printed art and cards! The happy colors will have you smiling all day!
Nydam Press celebrates the art of block printing with non-fussy design and interesting subject matter. This radio would look wonderful in a men’s library or study.
Last but not least, Erica Harris hold block prints that are boldly executed and a bit humorous. Don’t forget to check out the drawings and collages as well!
These are just a sampling of some of the amazing block print artists and pieces available to you. I encourage you to search around for other talents that might capture your interest as well. Maybe you’ll be inspired to start your own special collection of block prints!
Amber Alexander, whose work reminds me of a modern day Beatrix Potter, is an artist to watch. This Vermont based artist creates interesting characters with her paints and brushes. Her watercolor and acrylic work is stunning!
It’s rare to find art that can find a home on any wall. That is another great aspect of Amber’s work. You could hang any of her paintings in any room of your home and it would simply ‘fit it’.
You will find affordable prints, originals and even some cards featuring Amber’s artwork in her shop. There is a lot to choose from that will make your collection all the more special. Enjoy!
Baggelboy: Artist and illustrator. At the moment I live in Cambridge a small medieval city on the edge of the world. Originally from London I came here to study illustration and found the medieval life suited me.
The linocut pictures I make come from a mixture of the fun side of our darker life and the fairy tales that Grandma used to tell us. They are firmly rooted in the tradition of Medieval woodcuts and early book printing but with a little twist in the tail. Some of these pictures will become book illustrations and others are workings for larger prints and posters.
I’d like you to meet the art of Sarah McNeil! I would say her style is delicate with pinch of nostalgia. The soft colors and sturdy lines draw me in. Sarah’s sketches and paintings each produce a small friend to collect.
Have a furry friend that you would love to have captured in a painting? Sarah McNeil does that to! It’s special when an artist can combine their personal style & portrait work to create unique pieces. I’m sure it’s both challenging and rewarding.
Sarah writes this about herself:
“Sitting in my studio making pretty things and drinking tea and coffee at the same time.”
To me, that sounds simply lovely. I wish I could join her!
I just adore this sweet collection of art. You will find originals, prints and even some soft, knitted brooches (cutest little things ever). All available in her online shop, Sarah McNeil! She also maintains a blog entitled Everything for your viewing pleasure!