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Kat Flint Devilish Details

June 3, 2019

I believe that there is something magical about the process of carving a piece of wood or lino in reverse and then printing it to see, for the first time, what you have created in all it’s glory. I’ve been following the extroadinarily creative prints from talented artist Kat Flint on Instagram as they take shape, develop and are finally revealed for the first time. They are fascinating.

Kat’s work has great depth, detail and drama. She has a love of sayings, traditional rhymes and folk tales which appear again and again in her prints, like “Storm in a Teacup”.

“Hey Diddle Diddle” and “The Owl and the Pussycat” also make an appearance.

Alongside Goldilocks and George and the Dragon.

Kat has also painted directly onto ceramic surfaces.

I’ve flipped this linocut image so that you can read the text, as “Fortune Favours the Bold”. Normally everything has to be carved in reverse in order to be printed the right way round.

I love this series of elementary men and women. Ideas around Air, Water, Fire and Earth are explored here.

Kat often shows tantalising images from her sketch books, revealing how her ideas take shape and how many times she may draw and redraw a subject, before the final decision is made for which one to carve.

The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe (above) and a circus theme with tatooed lady Lion Tamers and barbell lifting Strongmen.

A few coloured repeat designs, which show lovely movement.


Snake charmers

Lately she’s been carving a huge illustration with imagery based around Fishwives and the Sea. I can’t wait to see the final result.

Buy an original print from Kat’s shop here and follow her on Instagram.

Stunning work, looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for her designs.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cindi L. permalink
    June 10, 2019 8:47 am

    Thank you for sharing Kat’s work. After taking a recent printmaking class in Italy, it’s what I needed to see just now!

    • June 10, 2019 2:15 pm

      How appropriate Cindi, this post must have been for you then : ) Look forward to hearing more about your artwork. Enjoy yourself.

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