‘Somerset II’ is Giclée print by renowned print-artist Angela Newberry. Printed onto 310gsm 100% cotton rag, the print is from a limited edition of 850 and is hand numbered and hand embossed.
Angela Newberry is a prolific printmaker who has been working with linocuts, relief prints and screen prints since the 1950s. Her work is largely landscape driven, focusing on the topographies, climate, and eco-cultures of rural parts of the world. Like her tutor Edward Bawden, her aesthetic is one which mixes naivety with highly skilled processes, to create an appealing charm that artfully captures her passion for geographical place. ‘Somerset II’ shows a patch of somerset coastline at low-tide, its crackled ground and ovoid pebbles exposed. Newberry has an astonishing eye for colour, mixing chalky blue with moss greens, burnt oranges and harsh chunks of black, for a dramatic and moody effect. A dusky, beige coloured sky perches above the landscape, with simple white clouds hovering uncertainly across the vista. Full of childlike charm, ‘Somerset II’ is a triumph of colour and composition: a truly beautiful print.