Australian linocut artist Aileen Brown, born 1946, is a recognised print maker on the national scene. Her linocuts are distinguished by a particular and unique technical expertise. Aileen reaffirms the 1920’s practice of producing prints coloured from the block rather than hand coloured. This painstaking process has sometimes included as many as twelve different applications on each print with each needing to be situated exactly to ensure its perfect placement within the overall design.
Aileen has had many solo exhibitions since 1986 as well as some book illustrations. Her works can be found in print collections at Bendigo Regional Gallery, State Libraries of Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales, Museum of Melbourne, Deakin and Melbourne University, and National Library of Australia. She also offers intensive linocutting classes at her Melbourne studio.
Aileen’s linocuts demonstrate mastery of colour, composition and design, coupled with sensitivity and wit. Each limited edition linocut print is signed and numbered by Aileen Brown. Aileen also regularly exhibits at Artemis Gallery in South Yarra. This will be Aileen’s fourth exhibition at Gecko Studio Gallery – starting with exhibition #6 in 2007, exhibition #30 in 2009, exhibition #54 in 2011 and exhibition #82 in 2013. Enough water under the bridge – time to see what Aileen is creating now!
Go to Aileen’s webpage where she has a CV and lots of text and images showing the technical side to her linocut printmaking.