I'm a printmaker working through the medium of reduction linoblock. My work is always developed from my own observations around themes usually generated in Yorkshire. I use a ‘reduction’ process employing up to ten different colour printing stages but only one printing block. Printing is undertaken using an ‘Imperial’ letterpress, hand press or by burnishing with tools ranging from Japanese palm leaf barens to dessert spoons! I keep the size of my editions limited to a maximum of ten prints. This allows me to experiment with the process itself.
Editor's Note: We are sad to announce that Mike passed away in 2021.