Laura BOSWELL

Laura Boswell is fully dedicated to being printmaker, working only with linocut and traditional Japanese woodblock printing.  She obtained a degree in art history and visual arts in Wales and trained extensively in Japan, where she studied ancestral printmaking techniques with master craftsmen.  Her esthetic is infused with influences and skills acquired from this rich printmaking tradition, but it is not restricted by it.  While Boswell’s use of line, her use of the white of the paper, and her choice of colors are all partially influenced by traditional Japanese woodcuts, she makes each composition her own.  For one, Boswell often composes her images using painted strokes directly applied to her matrix.  Carving these fluid lines meticulously she somehow obtains effects which are surprisingly loose.  Combined with her use of light color, printed in layers wiped and mixed directly on the block, her images gain a sense of spontaneity which belies their careful construction.  Her prints, which depict nature in bright and at times vibrant colors, sometimes focus on details, while at other times they depict sweeping vistas.  Her prints’ editions are nearly always very small, circa 10 each.

Laura Boswell - Vale Dawn - Combined Japanese woodblock and linocut - rolling hills dawn trees quiet solitude
$325

Vale Dawn

BOSWELL, Laura

Combined color Japanese woodblock and linocut reduction, printed on wove paper.Edition of 20.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil.  

Laura Boswell - Small Trees Big Sky - reduction linocut - clouds plains storm blue
$350

Small Trees, Big Sky

BOSWELL, Laura

Color linocut reduction, printed on wove paper.Edition of 11.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil.

Laura Boswell - Private Woods - Japanese watercolor woodblock - pink birch trees quiet autumn
$400

Private Woods

BOSWELL, Laura

Japanese watercolor woodblock, printed on wove paper.Edition of 15.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil.  

Laura Boswell - Vale Raking Light - reduction linocut - storm summer clouds tree green hill Sold
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Vale Raking Light

BOSWELL, Laura

Color linocut reduction, printed on wove paper.Edition of 14.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil.  

Laura Boswell - Chiltern Seasons Summer - japanese watercolor woodblock - forest thistle
$575

Chiltern Seasons Summer

BOSWELL, Laura

Japanese watercolor woodblock, printed on wove paper.Edition of 25.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil.  

Laura Boswell - Chiltern_Seasons_Winter - Japanese watercolor woodblock - thistle winter landscape
$575

Chiltern Seasons Winter

BOSWELL, Laura

Japanese watercolor woodblock, printed on wove paper.Edition of 25.Signed, dated and numbered in pencil.