Mabel Fox is inspired by the beauty and simplicity of Scandinavian folk art. This style influences her bold and imaginative interpretations of the natural world in a whimsical and enchanting way. After designing and printing a christening gift for her niece ‘Evelyn Bunny’, she was inspired to create a collection of linocut prints featuring woodland creatures and motifs. Each design in this collection is named after her children, nieces or nephews: Daniel Fox, Edward Squirrel, Pearce Peacock, Olivia Ladybird, and Connor Wolf.
Mabel works in the traditional linocut printing method; each new design is drawn by hand onto the lino, then cut with vintage cutting tools that belonged to her Grandmother. Each image is hand burnished, thus making each one unique with its slight variations of pressure in production.
Having grown up in Cambridgeshire she draws inspiration from local landscapes and wildlife which take on a playful and free flowing form. She has lived in central Cambridge for over 20 years and creates her hand finished linocut prints from her garden studio. She graduated from the University of Northumbria in Newcastle in 1994 with Bachelor of Arts (BA) and went on to pursue a career in interior design studying with City and Guilds (2009). In 2015 she returned to printmaking and developed her skills in the production of limited edition prints and reproduction onto fabrics and ceramics. Most recently, Mabel Fox has been featured at The National Centre for Craft and Design, The Cambridge Museum and The Arthound Gallery and sells work internationally.
Her charming designs are also available within a range of greetings cards, melamine trays and coasters, ceramic mugs, tea towels, aprons and cushions.
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